Multi-family shared solar program

January 11, 2024


In April 2020, the Virginia General Assembly enacted Chapters 1187 (SB 710), 1188 (HB 572), 1188 (HB 1184), 1239 (HB 1647) of the 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly. The chapters authorize a multi-family shared solar program in the service territories of Dominion Energy Virginia and Old Dominion Power.

System size is limited to 3 MW, up to 5 MW cumulative for systems on contiguous locations owned by the same entity.

Subscriptions are administered by a Subscriber Organization. For facilities with a nameplate capacity greater than 500 kW, the Subscriber Organization must be licensed by the State Corporation Commission. Smaller facilities may be granted an exemption certificate by the Commission.

Becoming a Licensed Subscriber Organization is accomplished by (1) completing a business entity registration, (2) obtaining a license as a Subscriber Organization, (3) Registering with the utility company, and (4) obtaining a minimum of three customer subscribers.

See the License Application Selection Guide

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Community Solar Rules
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: Dominion Energy Virginia Old Dominion Power
System Capacity Limit: 3 MW (5 MW total for contiguous locations owned by a single entity)
Participant Credit Rate: Bill credit rate determined annually by Commission based on customer rate class.


Name: VA § 56-585.1:12

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.