Shared Solar Program

January 11, 2024


In April 2020, the Virginia General Assembly enacted Chapters 1238 (HB 1634) and 1264 (SB 629) of the 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly. In April 2021, the General Assembly enacted Chapter 532 (HB 1855) during special session I. The chapters authorize the shared solar program in the service territory of Dominion Energy Virginia with an aggregate capacity maximum of 150 MW. Once low-income subscriptions total 45 MW, an additional 50 MW of aggregate capacity may be authorized.

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
System Capacity Limit: 5 MW
Program Capacity Limit: 150 MW
Participant Credit Rate: Bill credit rate developed my Commission based on rate class.
Low-Moderate Income Provisions: 30% carve-out


Name: 20VAC5-340-10 et seq.
Date Enacted: 04/07/2021
Effective Date: 10/01/2021
Name: VA § 56-594.3

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.