As a participant in the Solar Purchase Program, qualifying homeowners and businesses generate and sell electricity and solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) directly to Dominion. The program is designed to help customers cover the cost of installing solar generation while also promoting more local solar energy production.
The Solar Purchase Program is available to eligible customers for an initial five-year period. As a pilot, the program is currently limited to 3 megawatts, or 3,000 kilowatts total. Interested customers can sign up using our online application. We will enroll eligible customers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participating customers install and own the solar generation system located on their property, but sell the electricity and solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) back to Dominion at a premium rate of 15 cents per kilowatt-hour. Participating customers purchase all of the electricity for their home or business from the company on their current rate schedule.
The Dominion Green Power® program directly supports these solar projects through the purchase and retirement of the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) produced through the Solar Purchase Program.