Charlottesville-based Apex Clean Energy on Friday announced it has bought four solar projects across Virginia capable of producing an estimated 450 megawatts of power.
The solar sites were developed by SolUnesco. The acquisition expands Apex’s nationwide solar power capacity to more than 3 gigawatts of electricity, about 700 megawatts of that produced in Virginia.
Apex is focusing on Virginia to provide 24-hour energy to utility, corporate and industrial customers.
The SolUnesco transaction is made up of the Carvers Creek solar project, Moody Creek, Red Brick and Rivanna projects across the state.
Together, the four projects will generate enough clean electricity to power about 72,000 homes, according to Apex officials. The sites will contribute more than $11 million in state and local tax revenue, the company estimated.
“Apex continuously seeks to grow our utility-scale wind and solar pipeline based on projects with the greatest potential to meet rapidly expanding market demand,” said Mark Goodwin, Apex Clean Energy’s president and CEO. “We look forward to bringing these projects online, enabling significant job creation and new revenue streams in communities across the commonwealth of Virginia.”