Dominion’s Solar Partnership Program Adds Another Participant

As part of their ongoing Solar Partnership Program, Dominion Virginia Power is currently constructing the latest in their statewide portfolio of solar power projects at an open field adjacent to the Merck manufacturing plant in Elkton, VA.

Dominion is installing about 6,800 PV modules at the project site for a total of 2.2 MWDC of nameplate capacity. The modules are supported by ground-mounted steel racks. Power collected by the modules is converted to AC power via inverters distributed throughout the array and fed directly into Dominion’s grid infrastructure.

elktonRecent aerial photo taken of Dominion’s Merck Solar Facility under construction (Courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power)

The project marks the eighth project to be constructed in the Dominion program since it began primary development activities in 2013. The map below shows a portion of Dominion’s renewable energy project sites including those of the SPP in the state of Virginia. ANTARES has assisted Dominion with each of these SPP solar projects from initial site studies to construction oversight and operating guidance, as well as provided additional support in vetting the feasibility of potential projects along the way.


Courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power

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Evan Merkel is a Renewable Energy Engineer from Baltimore, MD. He loves the smell of PV in the morning. He can be contacted at

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