Bakers Pond Solar Farm

Project Introduction

Bakers Pond Solar Farm is a 100 megawatt (MW) solar + 20 MW storage project currently under development in Prince George County, Virginia.

Named after a 15 acre reservoir located about 30 miles south of Richmond, Bakers Pond Solar Farm will produce reliable, pollution free electricity with the potential to co-locate a 20 MW battery energy storage system (4-hour duration). The Project is southeast of Prince George Drive (Route 156), southwest of County Drive (Route 460), north of Thweatt Drive and bisected by Pumphouse Road. 

Bakers Pond Solar Farm is expected to enter commercial operations in summer 2026.

Status: in development

Site location

Bakers Pond Solar Farm project map | RWE

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Facts & Figures

00 megawatt (MW)

solar farm

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potential co-located battery energy storage system

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At least ~$ 00 million

in new public funding via solar revenue share

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homes powered¹

Up to $ 00 million

in public health benefits²

1 Homes powered is calculated using EPA’s Green Power Equivalency Calculator and assumes an industry average 25% net capacity factor.
2 Pollution reductions from, public health benefits assume a 3% discount rate and are derived using COBRA health database

Project Benefits

Supporting Communities

Supporting Communities

Bakers Pond Solar Farm will provide millions of dollars in additional tax revenue to Prince George and local taxing districts. This new source of public funding can reduce the tax burden on local residents and be used to support essential services including schools, roads, fire departments and first responders.

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Supporting communities
Supporting Farmers

Supporting Farmers

Farmers who choose to harvest solar power are following a long tradition of using their land responsibly to produce food, fiber, and fuel. Bakers Pond Solar Farm will be located on private property, offering participating landowners a reliable source of farm income over the 30 year life of the project. Farmers who choose to host solar panels have the opportunity to reinvest in their farming operations, save for retirement and use their increased purchasing power to support local businesses throughout the community.

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Supporting Farmers
Supporting Rural Economies

Support Rural Economies

Hundreds of jobs will be created during construction, offering opportunities for residents to enter the rapidly expanding clean energy workforce. Local businesses will see an economic boom as demand for lodging, restaurants, supplies, vehicle maintenance, and fuel increases throughout the 9-12 months of construction. During operations, 5-8 permanent positions will be created to operate Bakers Pond Solar Farm, and the project will continue to source supplies from local businesses.

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Supporting Rural Economies

Stronger Electric Grid

Stronger Electric Grid
Stronger Electric Grid

Solar energy has become one of the most affordable and reliable sources of electricity available today. Solar farms increase the resiliency of Virginia’s electric grid while protecting consumers from the volatility and rising costs of traditional energy sources.

Protecting the Environment and Community

Bakers Pond Solar Farm will be designed to complement existing agricultural land uses, protect the soil, and avoid negative impacts to wildlife. Solar farms produce electricity without generating any pollution, resulting in cleaner air and water when compared to traditional power plants.

Comprehensive studies are required as part of the planning and permitting process to protect public safety and the environment. Bakers Pond Solar Farm will be virtually silent outside the fence line, while setbacks and vegetative screening will minimize viewshed impacts. Solar panels are designed to minimize glare and are often installed at major airports across the world.

Protecting the Environment and the Community - Bakers Pond Solar Farm | RWE

Bakers Pond Solar Farm will use silicon-based PV panels, which are made of safe, well-tested materials commonly used in building and household products. The panels are fully sealed and extremely durable, preventing trace metals from escaping into the surrounding soil. PV solar panels are so safe that millions of families across the U.S. have put solar panels on their homes and literally sleep beneath them. RWE’s advanced remote operations center will monitor the panels 24/7, 365 days a year while the onsite operations team will be available to respond in the unlikely event of an emergency.

At the end of Bakers Pond Solar Farm’s useful life, equipment will be removed and the land can be returned to its original uses.

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Schedule Overview

1 Beginning of Development
2017 2024 2025-2026 Summer 2026

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