Program Multi-family shared solar program
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Virginia
Start Date
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

In April 2020, the Virginia General Assembly enacted Chapters 1187 (SB 710), 1188 (HB 572), 1188 (HB 1184), 1239 (HB 1647) of the 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly. The chapters authorize a multi-family shared solar program in the service territories of Dominion Energy Virginia and Old Dominion Power.

System size is limited to 3 MW, up to 5 MW cumulative for systems on contiguous locations owned by the same entity.

Subscriptions are administered by a Subscriber Organization. For facilities with a nameplate capacity greater than 500 kW, the Subscriber Organization must be licensed by the State Corporation Commission. Smaller facilities may be granted an exemption certificate by the Commission.

Becoming a Licensed Subscriber Organization is accomplished by (1) completing a business entity registration, (2) obtaining a license as a Subscriber Organization, (3) Registering with the utility company, and (4) obtaining a minimum of three customer subscribers.

See the License Application Selection Guide

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