Standard Solar Installs Largest Rooftop Array in Virginia

Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, announced this week that it has completed the installation of a 1 MW (dc) rooftop solar array at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The 3,200-panel array’s output will exceed 1,330 MWh/year and will offset 918 metric tons of carbon (the equivalent of one year’s electricity use for 200 typical homes). The project is currently the largest single rooftop array in Virginia.

Dominion Virginia Power financed and developed the project under the Dominion Solar Partnership Program and  Standard Solar installed the array.

Tony Clifford, Standard Solar’s CEO said:

“We commend Dominion Virginia Power and Chesapeake Public Schools on their commitment to solar energy making this groundbreaking project possible. We were excited at the prospect of powering public education with the state’s largest rooftop array and working with Dominion Virginia Power on this project.”

Robert M. Blue, president of Dominion Virginia Power said:

“This solar array marks an important step in our journey to a cleaner energy future, and Chesapeake Public Schools should be proud of its leadership in that effort. It extends beyond the power of the sun to an even more important resource – brainpower that will come from both the teachers and students of Western Branch High School.”


Students, teachers, local officials, and community leaders attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 27 to learn more about the solar system and how the output will transfer to the energy grid as sunlight is converted into electric power.

Source: Press Release by Standard Solar. Image Credit: Standard Solar.