Old Dominion University selected for rooftop solar power project

Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) has selected Old Dominion University to be a part of the company's Solar Partnership Program. The university will have more than 600 solar panels installed during the summer months on the university's Student Recreation Center roof. According to the announcement, the solar panels will generate 132 kilowatts of power. 

"This installation will pave the way for us to assess the benefits of solar facilities on our electrical distribution system," said Ken Barker, Dominion Virginia Power vice president of customer solutions. "This new program is already encouraging the growth of solar energy in Virginia as many other customers have contacted us and shown interest."

The Virginia State Corporation Commission approved the energy company's Solar Partnership Program last November. As part of the program, Dominion will construct and operate as many as 30 megawatts of company-owned solar facilities on the rooftops or grounds of commercial businesses and public properties throughout the state. Dominion said once the program is fully implemented it will generate enough power for 7,500 homes, and each installation has the potential to generate as much as two megawatts of electricity. 

The 132-kilowatt project at Old Dominion University will generate enough energy to power 35 homes and is expected to be completed by late-summer. 

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