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Alton Post Office Solar Underway in Halifax County, Virginia

Alton Post Office Solar

Underway in Halifax, Virginia

Alton Post Office Solar is sited on a remote parcel of land with existing natural buffers. The design of the project incorporates wildlife corridors throughout, encouraging the natural habitat to thrive when construction is completed. The solar facility will be located in Halifax County and be interconnected to an existing Person – Sedge Hill 230 kV transmission line located at the eastern edge of the project.

Alton Post Office Solar is under construction.

Benefits

What does this project mean for you and your community?

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

Over its lifetime, Alton Post Office Solar will pay millions of dollars in tax revenues to the host county. That's 25-35 years of guaranteed revenue from a project that does not require costly infrastructure or public services, increase traffic or impact prime farmland. Further, during construction, the project will require hundreds of workers on site, which will provide an economic boost to area businesses and service providers.

LOCALLY GENERATED CLEAN ENERGY

Home-grown solar is vital to reducing America's dependence on foreign oil and enables Virginia to meet its goal to produce its electricity from 100 percent renewable sources by 2050. The transition to clean energy is powered by strong communities whose landowners, local businesses, and citizens recognize their critical role in making it happen.

Land Restoration and protection

Alton Post Office Solar offers local landowners the opportunity to preserve large, open tracts of land that can be used for future generations when the solar facility is removed at the end of its useful life. During the life of Alton Post Office Solar, wildlife corridors, pollinators, and other habitat-nurturing features will enable nature to continue to thrive, optimizing our mission as stewards of the land.

Location

Southern edge of Halifax County, VA

PROJECT SIZE

Up to 75 MW

Timing

Construction is currently underway with completion as early as 2024.

PRESERVED LAND WITHIN PROJECT DESIGN

$4.57 MILLION GENERATED IN LOCAL TAX REVENUE

REMOTE LOCATION AND 100′ DEEP PINE BUFFER ALONG ROADS

ANNUALLY POWERS 11,100 HOMES WHILE OFFSETTING 63,200 METRIC TONS OF CO2*

Project location

Alton Post Office Solar resides in Southern Virginia, situated in Halifax County. The facility interconnects to the power grid on the eastern edge of the project.

HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Located in the southern edge of the Halifax County, Alton Post Office Solar will interconnect to the power grid with an existing 230kV line.

Community Commitment

We are proud members of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and strong supporters of organizations serving the Alton Post Office Solar community.

About Us

Urban Grid, a leading independent power producer, facilitates a rapid and sustainable energy transition by developing high-quality renewable energy projects, fostering community partnerships and serving as a good land steward. Our company is positioned to own and operate its facilities while cultivating a land management system that benefits farmers, communities and the natural world through agrivoltaics. Urban Grid maintains a delivery-focused approach with the goal of being a good neighbor, corporate citizen and trusted energy solutions partner. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with teams situated strategically throughout the United States, Urban Grid has a long history of contributing to the clean energy economy. In addition to 940 megawatts currently contracted and under construction, we are actively developing a growing portfolio of more than 12,000 megawatts of solar PV and 7,000 megawatts of co-located and stand-alone energy storage. 
 
Urban Grid is a portfolio company of Brookfield, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of renewable power and climate transition assets.