US utility Dominion Energy and Facebook have formed a partnership for six new solar projects in Virginia and North Carolina.
The facilities will have an energy capacity of 350MW and will be dedicated to Facebook. They are expected to come online by mid-2020 and will support Dominion Energy’s goal to have 3,000MW of renewable energy assets by 2022.
Additionally, it supports Facebook’s objective to power its global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020.
Dominion Energy business development vice-president Keith Windle said: “Facebook has consistently supported the development of green energy around the world, and their corporate sustainability goals are a driving force in the expansion of renewable energy.
“We are proud to be a trusted energy partner as we actively grow the market for clean energy.”
Out of the six solar projects, Dominion Energy developed the 20MW Montross Solar in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
The other five projects have or will be purchased from EDF Renewables, BayWa Solar Projects, and Strata Solar.
Facebook global energy and site selection head Bobby Hollis said: “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Dominion Energy to support our operations with new renewable energy resources and bring additional investment to the region.
“We look forward to continuing to partner together to further grow the clean energy market and encourage others to power their operations with renewable resources.”