Amazon Solar Farm – Eastern Shore

80 MW (AC) project located in Accomack County, VA.

Amazon Solar Farm – Eastern Shore
Accomack County, VA Size: 80 MW (AC) Commercial Solar Active

Project Description

Amazon Solar Farm – Eastern Shore is a solar project on the Delmarva Peninsula in Accomack County, Virginia serving Amazon Web Services’ data centers under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement. Community Energy developed the project, which was the first grid-scale solar project in Virginia, and included an educational “Solar Walk” designed for school children and the public to visit and learn about the solar farm.

The solar project utilizes single-axis tracker technology to follow the sun’s path and provide high peak production. The Delmarva Peninsula site offers excellent solar resource and grid interconnection along with suitable land and economics beneficial to local landowners and communities.  Amazon Solar Farm – Eastern Shore was approved by unanimous vote of the Accomack County Board of Supervisors, and was the first project approved under the Virginia permit-by-rule regulation for Renewable Energy.

Amazon Solar Farm Virginia — Eastern Shore has been online since 2016.

Community Benefits

  • Expands the solar industry by bringing clean energy and economic growth to Virginia.
  • Generates 171,000 Megawatt-hours of electricity per year – enough to power 15,000 homes.
  • Includes an educational “Solar Walk” designed and provided by Community Energy for school children and the public to visit.