Build a legacy.

Sun Tribe Development

Sun Tribe Development 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.


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

  • AUGUST 1, 2023

    Central-Virginia community solar deal between Sun Tribe and Dimension Renewable Energy will increase clean energy access and equity

  • JULY 20, 2023

    Sun Tribe Development, LLC, today announced it has completed the sale of two utility-scale solar projects in Virginia totaling 68 megawatts (MW) to RWE Clean Energy.

  • 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.

Development Inquires

Austin deButts
Vice President of Origination
[email protected]

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