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Dulles Airport outside the US Capital will Soon See Solar Panels

Dulles Airport outside the US Capital will Soon See Solar Panels

Dulles Airport outside the US capital will soon see 200,000 solar panels surrounding the runway as passengers land and take off, the largest alternative energy project ever. Dominion Energy and Metropolitan Washington Airports officials officially broke ground on the 835-acre project Tuesday.

Alternate Energy Project

A solar farm is only a small part of Dominion’s plan to add 16,000 megawatts of solar capacity by 2035, enough to power four million homes as state law requires. want to comply with the mandate that requires 100 percent of alternative nuclear power generation. By 2045, these costs will be reduced to zero.

Village Area

Rural counties in Virginia, however, are opposed to the expansion of solar energy, because it is causing residential land loss and farmland to be damaged by viewsheds and construction noise that disrupts their lives. Several counties, including Henry, Pennsylvania, Clark, and Shenandoah, have taken steps to regulate solar projects. Beau McKay, a resident supervisor in Clark County, said it’s unfair that rural counties have to suffer because of solar farms.

Electricity Consumer

He said that urban areas consume most of the electricity. And it is an unfair move for urban areas to depend on rural areas to meet their electricity needs. He said all this at last month’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, besides their expenses are too high.

Dulles Airport project
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Cost of Electricity

The Dominion and State Corporation Commission has projected a 72 percent increase in electricity costs between 2020 and 2035. And Guo Glenn Yangqin has suggested that increasing energy production should be mandated and enforced through legislation.


At the groundbreaking Tuesday, Aug. 22, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. He thanked the local leaders for their enthusiasm to complete the Dulles project and praised them, saying that the construction of such projects should address and discuss. However, he also acknowledge in an interview that his office has receive complaints about growing solar farms, and said that solar projects are an alternative source of energy in a way that can offset energy shortages. can use to meet the requirements.

Virginia District

State lawmakers hold conference in Virginia District of Columbia Virginia is one of 10 states, along with Columbia, that have pledged to generate 100% renewable energy between 2030 and 2050. Solar power generation is a major part of the state’s energy plan, but it is not the only source. Virginia law allows nuclear power to be part of the Dominion’s portfolio.

Dulles Project

The Dulles project will include 100 megawatts of renewable energy generation. From solar power plus a battery storage system. To store 50 megawatts of alternative energy, enough to power about 37,000 homes. It will create 300 jobs and the project is expect to  complete by 2026.

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