Jared Burden

Jared Burden

Jared Burden is Virginia Policy Advisor for The Center for Infrastructure and Economic Development, is an organization devoted to assisting counties with developing balanced solar ordinances and policies and has worked with county staffs, Planning Commissions and Boards of Supervisors in developing ordinances that hew to best practices.


Why it’s better to let counties review solar projects case-by-case

By: - November 10, 2023

A journey through rural Virginia, especially the Southside, will reveal that large-scale solar development is widespread. As of October 2023, around 200 projects have been approved at the county level, totaling over 7,000 megawatts AC (MWac) in electrical generation, and there were 27 projects in commercial operation statewide. Many  forthcoming projects are in the process […]