Build a legacy.

Utility-Scale Development

Sun Tribe’s utility-scale development arm partners with Fortune 500 companies, landowners, governments, and leading utilities to develop legacy-worthy large-scale solar, storage, and solar+storage projects.

Our team has 5+ GW of collective renewable energy experience. We’ve previously developed and built solar facilities in 20 states for the likes of AEP, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Entergy, Exelon, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Idaho Power, Pacific Power, PSEG, the Tennessee Valley Authority, United States Air Force, and United States Navy.

Domestically Focused, Internationally Respected

Headquartered out of East Coast clean energy hub Charlottesville, Virginia, we remain committed to and focused on the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and other U.S. domestic markets — even as we’ve built a reputation for solar innovation that has garnered attention across the country and around the world in outlets such as Bloomberg, the Washington Post, Canada’s CBC, and Germany’s ARD.


As a utility-scale developer, we begin with a focus on honoring the heritage of the land. From local agriculture and longstanding rural character, to former coalfields that once defined the region’s economy, we know that we have a responsibility to steward these lands for future generations. This is why we forge sustainable, respectful, long-term relationships with landowners first — then back that with diligent project planning and collaboration with local AHJs and elected leaders throughout the permitting process — to earn and retain trust across years and across multiple projects.

Building Solar Strengthening Communities

We’re proud of the strong relationships we’ve built with neighborhood suppliers, contractors, employers, and stakeholders – and we’re committed to creating local jobs in every community in which we work.

We desire to further fuel the engine of workforce development – growing local solar capacity through training, outreach, and a rigorous approach to high-quality standards.

Projects In The News

  • The Washington Post

    In southwest Virginia, abandoned coal mines are being transformed into solar installations that will be large enough to contribute renewable energy to the electric grid.

  • Bloomberg

    Bloomberg looks into how solar can help “turn environmental foes into friends,” including Sun Tribe’s innovative work in Wise County, Virginia.

  • The Nature Conservancy

    The Nature Conservancy takes a look at abandoned mines and how solar can help restore land value in Eastern rural mountain regions.

Utility-Scale Development Inquires

Please contact us.

Austin deButts
Senior Director of Origination
[email protected]

Mailing Address:
107 5th Street SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902