Amazon and Arlington County share renewable power from Dominion Energy solar farm

Amazon and Arlington County have agreed to buy all the electricity generated from a new Dominion Energy solar power farm.

The agreement, which Amazon has signed and the Arlington County Board approved by a 5-to-0 vote this week, would name a 1,500-acre site near the North Carolina border the “Amazon Arlington Solar Farm Virginia.”

Amazon will buy about 68 percent of the energy to power its HQ2, and Arlington will buy about 32 percent, which equals 83 percent of the electricity used by the county government for its buildings, streetlights, traffic signals, water pumping stations, and waste­water treatment.

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