Construction on the solar facility, which is located in the US state of Virginia, is scheduled to begin later in the year. The facility is expected to become operational in fall 2016.

Amazon Web Services, a unit of Amazon’s cloud computing business, will purchase the clean electricity generated at the solar farm, under a previously signed long-term power purchase agreement.

It is aimed at using 100% renewable energy across its global infrastructure, with a goal to achieve 40% renewable energy usage by the end of 2016.

Dominion president and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II said: "We look forward to expanding our relationship with Amazon as it seeks to increase the mix of renewable energy on the electric grid powering its data centers.

"This project also shows Dominion’s commitment to building additional clean, renewable solar facilities in Virginia."

The acquisition comes on the heels of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s approval for the construction of the solar power plant in northern Accomack County in the state.

Community Energy president Brent Alderfer said: "This ground-breaking solar project in Virginia shows what can happen when you bring together a national energy leader like Dominion and a global web services provider like Amazon Web Services with forward-looking leaders in Accomack County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"This is a model for a new solar industry in the region and nationally."

Dominion currently has 425MW of solar projects in operation or expected to enter service in 2015 in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and Utah.