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CC Solar in Caroline County, Virginia

A Proposed Solar Project

in Caroline County, Virginia

CC Solar is a 120 MWAC  clean power facility proposed in Caroline County. The facility will provide meaningful economic value to Caroline County while maintaining the rural and farming heritage of the community. CC Solar is currently engaging the local community to share information and build support prior to seeking approval from the County.

 

Commitment to Land Stewardship

Throughout the life of the project, CC Solar is committed to preserving and protecting the environment to generate clean energy while ensuring the land is maintained responsibly for generations to come.
  • Sheep grazing (agrivoltaics) will be utilized to maintain on-site vegetation, increase the health of the soil, and minimize the use of carbon-emitting power equipment.

  • The project will consider hosting honeybee hives for local honey production to further increase biodiversity of the site.

  • As part of the project, CC Solar is donating 20 acres of land along Sunshine School Road to be used as a park to commemorate the Sunshine School, a former African American School that operated in the area.

CC Solar's Commitment to Land Stewardship

As part of Urban Grid’s mission to be a good steward of the land, CC Solar will utilize sheep grazing and potentially host bees for honey production to increase biodiversity and improve the health of the soil.  In addition, CC Solar has offered to donate 20 acres of land along Sunshine School Road to be used as a park to commemorate Sunshine School, a former African American school that operated in the area. 

Benefits

What does this project mean for you and your community?

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

Over its lifetime, CC Solar will generate upwards of $19 million dollars in tax revenues to Caroline County. That's 35 years of revenue from a project that does not require costly infrastructure and public services or increase traffic. During construction, the project will require hundreds of workers to be onsite, which will provide an economic boost to area businesses and service providers.

LOCALLY GENERATED CLEAN ENERGY

Home-grown solar is vital to bolstering America's energy independence 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

CC Solar offers local landowners the opportunity to preserve large, open tracts of land that can be used for future generations to come. An offer has been made to give up the development rights on the property, which would only allow the property to be used for agriculture and forestry at the end of the useful life of CC Solar. During the life of CC Solar, wildlife corridors, pollinators, sheep grazing, and other habitat-nurturing features will enable nature to continue to thrive.

Location

Caroline County, Virginia

PROJECT SIZE

120 MWac

Timing

Construction could begin in 2026 with completion in 2027.

PRESERVED LAND WITHIN PROJECT DESIGN

Approximately 700 acres

$19 MILLION GENERATED IN LOCAL TAX REVENUE

REMOTE LOCATION AND MATURE VEGETATIVE BUFFER AROUND PROJECT AREA

ANNUALLY POWERS 18,000 HOMES WHILE OFFSETTING 104,800 METRIC TONS OF CO2*

Project location

CC Solar will reside in Caroline County, 1.5 miles east of Paige.

CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Located in west-central Caroline County, CC Solar will interconnect to the power grid via an existing 500kV Dominion Energy transmission line.

Community Commitment

We are committed to being good neighbors and a strong community partner in our project communities. Through our Urban Grid Gives initiative, we have proudly supported several organizations serving the Caroline County 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.

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