Dulles International breaks ground on solar energy production and storage project
It will generate up to 100 megawatts of solar energy and store up to 50 MW of power, enough clean energy to power more than 37,000 homes at peak output.
RICHMOND, Va., – Officials from Dominion Energy and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) were joined by federal, state and local leaders on 22 August to break ground on the Dulles Solar and Storage project at Dulles International Airport. Once completed, it will be the largest renewable energy project ever developed at a U.S. airport. It will generate up to 100 megawatts (MW) of solar energy and store up to 50 MW of power, which is enough energy to power more than 37,000 Virginia homes at peak output.
The partnership includes a lease agreement that will further advance renewables and electric vehicles at Dulles. Instead of annual lease payments to MWAA, Dominion Energy will develop two 1 MW solar carports that will partially power Dulles facilities, and provide 18 electric transit buses, 50 electric fleet vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations for Dulles operations.
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