The Fitch Solar project is a proposed solar project in Fauquier County, Virginia that will incorporate the most advanced solar energy technologies to support the Commonwealth’s goal to transition its electric grid to 100% clean energy by 2050. AES, which will own and operate the Fitch Solar facility, is now seeking local permitting for the project.
Sustainable clean energy development
The Fitch Solar project has been carefully designed to produce safe, reliable, low-cost clean energy while co-existing with current agricultural land uses in the area. The project will incorporate sustainable clean energy development practices, which include extensive vegetative buffers and significant setbacks to minimize the visual impact of the project for nearby landowners and residents to maintain the rural nature of the area.
Up to 125 MW
Enough clean energy to power
developed entirely on privately-owned land
of carbon-free electricity every year
94,700 metric tons
CO2 emissions expected to be offset annually
project life span
Located on Marsh Road, five miles south of Bealeton, Virginia
Accelerating Virginia’s clean energy leadership
Clean energy is playing an increasingly vital role in Virginia’s economy. AES has a proven track record developing successful clean energy projects in the Commonwealth that provide affordable and reliable clean energy while creating significant economic opportunities and benefits for local landowners and communities. We do this while preserving the rural nature of the areas where our projects are located.
AES’ recently completed Skipjack Solar Center in Charles City County, Virginia is a testament to the importance of strong local partnerships in successful clean energy development.
AES is headquartered in Virginia and is committed to being a good neighbor to the Fauquier County community and the Commonwealth. We work diligently to maximize the positive economic and social impacts our clean energy projects have on local communities.
Our projects are carefully developed in partnership with landowners and the local communities. Together, we create lasting, positive benefits for landowners and create significant economic opportunities in the community over the life of the project, without adding any additional burden on existing infrastructure or local services.
We partner with a broad cross section of community leaders from government, local businesses, education, social services and residents to identify opportunities where AES can support high-impact community initiatives, programs and institutions. AES is a proud member of the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce.