Month: July 2017

July 27, 2017 Eric

If you’re paying attention to Virginia’s energy policy, it’s no secret that the governor’s office has become aggressive about moving toward renewable energies. A lot of people are really aware of some of the things coming out of the governor’s office recently.   Newspapers like the Fauquier Times are showing what kinds of legislative initiatives…

July 21, 2017 Eric

It seems like everywhere you look these days, there’s another headline proving the big move that governments, businesses and homeowners are making toward harnessing the natural power of the sun.   It’s not just hype – you can look at the numbers and see how renewables, even now, are making their way toward becoming a…

July 19, 2017 Eric

As of the beginning of this month, lots of news outlets have been reporting on a new deal between big Virginia utility company Dominion Energy and a name that’s not as familiar to local residents – Hecate Energy LLC. The news involves Dominion’s acquisition of more solar production in Clarke County, to the tune of…

July 9, 2017 Eric

Is rooftop solar really everything that it should be?   Not according to some advocates of solar energy solutions in local communities. Many are pointing out that big utility providers like Dominion have seemed less than enthused about adding net metering and other services for those who institute their own smaller rooftop projects to complement…

July 6, 2017 Eric

Out in Louisa County, where Dominion Power already runs a 250-acre solar farm, a bigger project is in the works — one that would develop up to 1000 acres of land to produce an estimated 80 megawatts of power.   Over the last year, the Central Virginian newspaper has been covering some of the developments…