Program 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 1238 (HB 1634) and 1264 (SB 629) of the 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly. In April 2021, the General Assembly enacted Chapter 532 (HB 1855) during special session I. The chapters authorize the shared solar program in the service territory of Dominion Energy Virginia with an aggregate capacity maximum of 150 MW. Once low-income subscriptions total 45 MW, an additional 50 MW of aggregate capacity may be authorized.

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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