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1,200-Acre Solar Farm Able to Power 25,000 Homes Proposed for Dulles International Airport

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    Dominion to Build Solar Farm Near Dulles

    Dominion Energy plans to build one of the largest solar facilities in the region. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter Drew Wilder show where it will be.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019)

    Imagine flying out of Dulles International Airport gliding over 1,200 acres of solar panels — enough to cover more than 900 football fields.

    That could happen within fewer than five years under a plan from Dominion Energy and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

    Dominion Energy and the MWAA are exploring a large-scale solar energy project that would be the largest in Northern Virginia. Dominion says at peak output, the 100-megawatt development could power up to 25,000 homes.

    The project is in its earliest stages now: Dominion Energy recently signed a sublease with the Airports Authority to begin feasibility studies. Dominion says that the farm could become active as soon as 2023.

    Dominion said in a press release that the company has filed the interconnect the project to the grid that serves D.C. and 13 states.

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