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Monarch Solar in Brunswick County, Virginia

A Planned Solar Project

in Brunswick County, Virginia

Monarch Solar is sited on a remote parcel of land with existing natural buffers. No prime farmland will be used and 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 Brunswick County and interconnected to an existing Dominion transmission line in Greensville County.

Monarch Solar is pending permitting and approvals.

We hope to hear from the citizens of Brunswick and Greensville Counties and are eager to answer your questions or have a conversation about any concerns.

Benefits

What does this project mean for you and your community?

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

Over its lifetime, Monarch Solar will pay millions of dollars in tax revenues to the host counties. 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 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

Monarch Solar will not impact prime farmland and 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 Monarch 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

Northeast corner of Brunswick County, VA

PROJECT SIZE

350 MW permitted and opportunity for up to 900 MW*

Timing

Construction could begin on Phase I in late 2025 with completion in 2027.

PRESERVED LAND WITHIN PROJECT DESIGN

Approximately 2,100 acres

$66.3 MILLION GENERATED IN LOCAL TAX REVENUE

REMOTE LOCATION AND 100′ DEEP PINE BUFFER ALONG ROADS

ANNUALLY POWERS 95,000 HOMES WHILE OFFSETTING 489,000 METRIC TONS OF CO2*

Project location

Monarch Solar resides in southern Virginia, situated primarily in Brunswick County. The facility interconnects to the power grid just over the county line in Greensville.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Located in the Northeast corner of the Brunswick County, Monarch Solar will interconnect to the power grid with an existing 500kV line.

Community Commitment

We are proud members of the local chambers of commerce and strong supporters of organizations serving the Monarch 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.

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