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Leatherwood Solar

In July of 2016, SolUnesco secured site control of 340 acres.  The design for the site layout utilizes 183.9 acres of the 340 acres.In March of 2017, SolUnesco sold the project rights to Sol Systems and executed a Development Services Agreement. It was then sold to Cypress Creek Renewables in early 2019.  SolUnesco retains day-to-day project development responsibilities including landowner relations, community relations, site diligence, vendor management, local, state and federal permitting, support of the interconnection process, and support for commercial offtake agreements.The project will interconnect to an APCO 34.5kV distribution line directly across the street from the landowner’s property. SolUnesco submitted applications for a distribution level interconnect and wholesale market interconnect under PJM queue position AC1-117 for 20MWac. Once complete this project will provide power to the wholesale electricity grid and either sell directly to a large customer, the utility, or the utility may purchase the project, adding this competitive, fixed priced power to their portfolio of power generation.


  • Interconnection: APCO has completed its studies for the distribution interconnection and facilities and a WMPA was executed in June 2017.
  • Local Permitting:  Henry County issued a Permit By Right zoning confirmation letter March 16, 2017. Project Virginia DEQ Permit by Rule permit application was approved on December 17, 2018.
  • Site Diligence: desktop analyses on the project site: 1) Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) cultural resources database search; 2) Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) database searches for the presence of Rare, Threatened or Endangered (RTE) species within a 2-mile radius of the project; and 3) compile database information for topography, wetlands, National Hydrography Dataset, soils, etc.  We have also completed a title search for all relevant property, along with a Phase 1 ESA study for the project parcels.

Project Details


20 MWac


Henry County, VA