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McAuliffe sets 3-year solar energy objectives

Posted by Dustin Robinson on January 04, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Originally published on December 21, 2015 on The Washington Post. 

RICHMOND - Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that Virginia must use solar energy to help power state government.

As a way to jump start the solar industry in the commonwealth, McAuliffe said state office buildings will derive 8 percent of their energy from solar sources in the next three years.

The utility giant Dominion Virginia Power will generate 75 percent of the solar energy, some of which will come from panels installed on state property.

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