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.

Subscribe to Power Engineering magazine


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...