Whitehorn Solar, LLC, has provide the Department of Environmental Quality a notice of intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Gretna, Virginia, pursuant to Virginia Regulation 9VAC15-60.
The project is located east of Route 29 and southeast of the town of Gretna in north-central Pittsylvania County, Virginia (approximate coordinates are 36°55’43” N 79°21’21” W). The project will be sited on roughly 700 acres of agricultural land across multiple parcels. The project will have a maximum rated capacity of 50 Megawatts Alternating Current (AC). It will deliver power to an existing 69kV transmission line owned by Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO). The project area will contain approximately 200,000 conventional photovoltaic solar panels (depending on the final panel selection) mounted on single-axis trackers in north-south rows that rotate east-to-west daily. The solar panels will produce direct current (DC) and deliver it to one of several inverters. The inverters will convert the power to AC, transformers will increase the voltage, and buried lines will deliver the electricity to a project substation in close proximity to the high-voltage transmission line.