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. Provides supply to Amazon Web Services data centers in Virginia under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement. Community Energy Solar chose the Delmarva Peninsula for the project site because it offers excellent solar resource and flat land ideal for constructing a solar project of this size. In addition, Community Energy Solar is utilizing single-axis tracker technology, which follows the sun’s path providing high peak production.

Community Energy Solar included an educational “Solar Walk” designed for school children and the public to visit. Amazon Solar Farm US East was approved for a Conditional Use Permit by a unanimous vote from the Accomack County Board of Supervisors. This was the first project ever approved under the Virginia Permit by Rule 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.