Dominion installs solar, battery energy storage system at Virginia college

 Dominion installs solar, battery energy storage system at Virginia college

Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) has installed a solar power system paired with a battery energy storage system at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. The installation represents the first project — as part of Dominion’s Solar Partnership Program — to feature a battery storage component.  

"Randolph-Macon College is thrilled to embark on this extraordinary partnership with Dominion Virginia Power," said Robert Lindgren, president of Randolph-Macon College. "Our collaboration is an excellent example of the progress that can occur when higher education partners with our corporate community to explore and implement creative solutions affecting our world. This groundbreaking project provides our students and faculty with rare and exciting opportunities to study this critical area firsthand. It also supports our existing initiatives and ongoing efforts to reduce our carbon footprint."

Dominion installed more than 265 solar panels capable of generating 50kW of electricity, on the rooftop of the Copley Science Center. The project will test two battery technologies, along with the roof-mounted solar system, to determine its effects on the distribution system.

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