New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 28, 2022

Skipjack Solar Facility opens in Charles City County

By Community Member | November 8, 2022 1:12 am

Skipjack Solar Facility, the largest utility-scale solar facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia, opened on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Charles City County.

Covering more than 2,000 acres of land, more than 500,000 solar panels are compiled to generate up to 175 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity.

“We are excited to bring the Skipjack Solar Center into service and are grateful to so many people who supported this project, and community leaders,” said Leo Moreno, AES Clean Energy President.

The new facility is expected to generate $14.5 million in estimated tax revenue for the county. The project is a collaboration between AES, Constellation, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and local officials in Charles City County.

Dignitaries who attended the opening ceremony included Congressman A. Donald McEachin, Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Del. Delores McQuinn, and members of Charles City’s Board of Supervisors.