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Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
Chapter 22. Planning, Subdivision of Land and Zoning

§ 15.2-2316.6. Siting of solar facilities in economically disadvantaged localities.

A. As used in this article, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Host locality" means any locality within the jurisdictional boundaries of which construction of a commercial solar facility is proposed.

"Opportunity zone" means a census tract in an area of the host locality meeting the eligibility requirements for designation as a qualified opportunity zone by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury via his delegation of authority to the Internal Revenue Service.

"Solar facility" means a commercial solar photovoltaic (electric energy) generation or storage facility, or any portion thereof. "Solar facility" does not include any project that is (i) described in § 56-594, 56-594.01, or 56-594.2 or Chapters 358 and 382 of the Acts of Assembly of 2013, as amended, or (ii) five megawatts or less.

B. This article applies only to a solar facility located in an opportunity zone.

2020, c. 802.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.