$22.2 M CONTRIBUTION TO COUNTY REVENUES
POLLINATORS AND VEGETATIVE SCREENS
240 CONSTRUCTION JOBS
Lily Pond Solar is an 80MW solar project located on less than 500 acres of private property near Carson in Dinwiddie County. An additional 500 acres of land will be used for vegetative buffers, setbacks, pollinator plantings, protected wetlands, and other protected natural resources.
Currently, Lily Pond Solar is in the development stages. We are securing the necessary legal and environmental permits to safely and responsibly develop the project.
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80 MEGAWATTS (MW)
12,866 HOMES POWERED
500 ACRES OF PRESERVED HABITAT
<500 ACRES OF SOLAR FACILITIES
Lily Pond Solar will provide significant benefits to Dinwiddie County, including enhanced tax revenue and well-paying construction jobs which will provide training and experience for the local workforce.
Ongoing Revenue: The project will generate estimated $18.6 million in tax revenues alone over the next four decades.
Jobs: The project will create approximately 240 well-paying construction jobs over the course of construction.
Lily Pond Solar is a safe and environmentally-sound solar project that will preserve vital natural resources and protect the rural nature of Dinwiddie County.
Lily Pond Solar will have a positive impact on the environment. There will be no pollution, no noise, and no traffic once the initial construction is complete. This project allows Dinwiddie County to preserve the land for future development, while at the same time producing clean, affordable energy. The project will also not place any strain on public infrastructure including schools, roads, water, and sewer systems.
Buffers & Setbacks
Buffers and setbacks designed to minimize the visual impact of the solar farm are an important component of the Lily Pond Solar project. Features include a 150-foot setback from property boundaries and a 250-foot setback along Halifax Road. Landscaping and screening will be provided along these roads and adjacent properties, where applicable. This will screen the project from view and maintain the existing character of the area.
The design of the Lily Pond Solar Project includes landscaping and buffers which will screen the project from view and further help maintain the existing character of the area. Our development process includes an evaluation of the existing vegetation, in conformance with the Dinwiddie County land development code, and will pursue opportunities to establish ground cover with native species. In addition, pollinator mixes will be planted in parts of the project to increase biodiversity on site.
A significant portion of the project acreage, over 20 percent, is designed to protect existing wetlands. The project will be carefully developed to preserve these wetlands and other natural resources protecting this valuable habitat for decades. Unfenced wetland protection areas will also serve as additional wildlife passages.
In order to comply with state requirements, Lily Pond Solar will obtain an environmental permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). As part of the permit process, the impact on threatened and endangered species is evaluated and mitigation plans, if needed, are developed. Fencing that would affect wildlife will only be placed in areas where there are solar panels. As part of the project planning, the project was split into several sections so that a significant portion of the land will provide access for wildlife corridors and wetland habitats for native animals.
Is solar safe?
Unequivocally yes. Solar panels are designed and tested to withstand a range of environmental conditions. They are also designed to prevent any metals or resources from leaking into the ground or water.
Will the solar project cause glare?
No, there will not be a visible glare. Solar panels are designed to absorb light, not reflect it.
Where will the project be located?
It will be located on private property, roughly 2.5 miles northwest of Carson, Virginia.
Your Partner In Clean Energy
Energix is excited about becoming a partner with Dinwiddie County. Energix U.S., owner and operator of Lily Pond Solar, is one of the leading utility-scale solar developers and long-term project owners in the Commonwealth. We leverage our financial strength and extensive industry experience to build sustainable, renewable energy projects that generate revenue for localities, deliver reliable electricity to customers, protect the environment, and provide financial security to our landowner partners.