80-Megawatt Solar Facility in Altavista, Virgina

Altavista Solar is Campbell County, Virginia’s first utility-scale solar farm.

Project Details

Sector: Energy

Location: Altavista, VA

Project Size: 80 MW | 720 Acres

Partners: J.E. Shurden Construction (Civil Contractor), DEPCOM Power (EPC General Contractor), Apex Clean Energy (Developer)

Critical Products: Silt Fence, Compost Filter Silt Sock, Erosion Control Blankets, Grass Seed, HDPE Pipe and Trash Racks

Read More: Development Announcement, Facebook Purchase Agreement

About the Altavista Solar (VA113)

Altavista Solar near Lynch Station, Virginia was Campbell County’s first utility-scale solar project. The 80-megawatt solar farm covers nearly 720 acres of land in Altavista, Virginia.

DEPCOM oversaw the engineering and construction of Altavista Solar Farm which was developed by Charlottesville-based Apex Clean Energy.

In November 2019, Facebook purchased 61.6MW of the solar site. The solar farm became fully operational in March 2021 although final closeout construction is ongoing in 2022.

Supplied Material

Over the course of two years, we supplied approximately:

  • 35 rolls of Coir 700
  • 50,000 pounds of grass seed including all four seasons of Contractor’s Mix Grass Seed
  • 24,500 pounds of fertilizer
  • 140 pallets of compost filter silt sock
  • More than 25 trash racks for BMPs
  • 8,500 linear feet of HDPE Pipe
  • 40 HDPE Flared End Sections
Altavista Solar Farm completed near Lynch Station, Virginia

Positive Results of Solar Development

200 local jobs generated during construction
More than 20 local businesses contracted for services during development
Over $1.8 million in local tax revenue generated over the project’s 35-year lifetime
80% of the solar equipment was sourced domestically as part of DEPCOM’s Buy American-Made initiative

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