Virginia Solar Resources

General resources regarding state solar policies, solar incentives, and utilities.

  • Solar for Students Program: Dominion Energy's Solar for Students program provides students the chance to observe and learn firsthand about harnessing solar energy from a solar array. Participating public schools and educational organizations receive a 1.2 kilowatt solar system that converts sunlight into electric power, educational materials, and training for educators. Students will be able to track the generation of electric power by viewing their data online and can challenge other participating schools around the world to a solar power match to see who generates the most. READ MORE →
  • Grid Alternatives: GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic is a nonprofit providing no-cost solar installations and solar job training in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Through partnerships with local government agencies, corporations, housing providers, and local communities, GRID Mid-Atlantic provides solar energy at no-cost to income-qualified residents and communities of color. GRID Mid-Atlantic's workforce training program gives participants, including those without experience in solar or construction, an opportunity to enter the growing solar industry. Our vision is a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. READ MORE →
  • Arlington Green Building Program: Arlington County encourages developers to build high-performance green buildings to reduce environmental impacts in our community. The County’s voluntary green building program uses the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® green building rating system as a standard to measure the comprehensive green approach of each project. Ongoing energy performance is evaluated using the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Each project is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. READ MORE →
  • Rebates and Incentives: If you’re a solar shopper in Virginia, you have many solar rebates and incentives available to reduce your solar installation costs. Energy Sage summarizes all of the key financial incentives in Virginia. READ MORE →
  • Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA): CPA is the only buying cooperative serving schools, churches, and other mission-oriented property owners that brings tailored insights about contracting and facilities management to under-served nonprofits and guarantee savings. CPA helps organizations lower the cost of their largest contracts while being more effective with the performance they get from their vendors. READ MORE →
    Last Updated: 6/18/2020

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