Solar energy collection devices; land lease program for installation. (HB474)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Land lease program for installation of solar energy collection devices; purchase of energy produced; highway rights-of-way. Requires the Department of Transportation (the Department) to evaluate land owned by the Commonwealth for use as rights-of-way for suitability for the installation of solar energy collection devices and to solicit bids for the lease of such land for such installation. The bill establishes a revenue-sharing arrangement between the locality or localities in which the right-of-way is located and the state general fund. The bill provides that any entity submitting a bid must complete the application and review process for the use of a right-of-way as established by the Department and as required by federal law. The bill requires solar right-of-way generators to enter into a power purchase agreement with a utility to purchase all the energy generated by the solar energy collection devices. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101484D
01/07/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 6-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor