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Department of Environmental Quality

General Notice
General Notice - Notice of Intent for Solar Energy Project in Brink, Virginia
Date Posted: 8/27/2015
Expiration Date: 9/21/2015
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
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SolUnesco and its partners intend to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Brink, Virginia, pursuant to 9VAC15-60.  SolUnesco and its partners are developing a 24.1 MW DC (76,500 315W panels) solar farm located in Brink, Virginia, Greensville County. The system will be a ground mounted array covering a plot of about 100 acres in an area approximately 2700' X 1700' and will have an assumed AC interconnection at the Brink Substation, Emporia District within the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative service territory located approximately 1 mile away. SolUnesco and its partners have secured an Option to Lease for the site from the property owners and have submitted an interconnect request with Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (request submitted on July 31, 2015). Parcel is zoned A-1 Agricultural District and rezoning will not be required, although Greensville County will require approval for a Special Use Permit. The parcel is contained within a Natural Resource Overlay District allowing for surface mining for minerals and is currently in the advanced stages of a reclamation process subsequent to these mining operations. Preliminary conversations with Greensville County Planning Director indicate strong support for Special Use Permit approval for this solar project and we have established a potential timeline for this approval by October 19, 2015.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-