Solar project planned in Danville will power more than 900 homes

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that a solar project is coming to Danville in August and that it will power more than 900 homes.

When the solar farm is up and running, it will generate enough electricity to power over 900 homes. The project is estimated to be a more than $10 million investment and will power up to 1.5 percent of Danville Municipal Utility’s power needs.

Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck project is a 6-megawatt solar array. The array will be located between Dan River Middle, Kentuck Elementary and Dan River High schools in Pittsylvania County.