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Solarize Fredericksburg June 1 – August 1, 2016

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Solarize_Fredericksburg_Color_Logo_400Solarize Fredericksburg 2016 is a great opportunity to find out if solar is right for your home and budget and take advantage of discounted prices and a streamlined process. www.solarizeva.org

Solarize Fredericksburg returns June 1 – August 1, 2016, making solar power more convenient and affordable than ever for area residents. This innovative campaign that offers bulk purchasing discounts and free solar site assessments is run by the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in partnership with Tree FredericksburgBasic Commerce and Industries (BCI)Stafford PrintingStevenson Ridge, Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism, Friends of the Rappahannock, the University of Mary Washington and Marstel-Day as part of the regional Climate, Energy and Resilience (CLEAR) Plan.

Solarize Fredericksburg is a one-stop-shop for residents, businesses, and organizations in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties as well as the City of Fredericksburg in Virginia.

LEAP has executed successful Solarize programs in Alexandria, Charlottesville, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg/Loudoun, Nelson County, Vienna, and the 9-County territory served by the Piedmont Environmental Council. The program makes going solar simple and affordable. It allows participants to learn more about solar options specific to their homes and take advantage of a streamlined installation and financing process.

Area residents interested in learning more about their solar and reduced rate financing options can go online and sign-up for free to be a part of the program today! Sign up now at www.solarizeva.org.

LEAP will be offering a series of Solarize Fredericksburg information sessions for those interested in hearing from solar professionals, past program participants, and financing advisors.

Tuesday, June 14, 6-8pm at the Porter Library in Stafford County

Tuesday, June 28, 6-8pm at the Central Rappahannock Library in Fredericksburg

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“With bulk purchasing for solar installations, Solarize Fredericksburg gives everyone in our egion the opportunity to save money on their energy bills and protect their homes and businesses from power disruptions due to storms and other emergencies. It helps move us toward American energy independence.” – Richard Finkelstein, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at University of Mary Washington

“We’ve seen a surge in interest across Virgina by homeowners who are motivated by these discounted prices and know that our clean energy future starts with their roof. And we hear again and again that clients appreciate the support that the Solarize program provides and the way we combine energy efficiency and solar to help homeowners make smart choices for their home and budget .” – Andrew Grigsby, LEAP Executive Director

 

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“Our experience with the Solarize program was outstanding. The contractor who did the installation was knowledgeable and professional. We are very happy to be helping the Earth (and ourselves) by making clean, free energy!” – Damian C., Solarize Fredericksburg 2015 client

 

Easy- Homeowners and businesses in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties and the City of Fredericksburg can get started with a simple online application and take advantage of free or discounted energy efficiency consultations and a free solar site assessment.

Affordable- A key aspect of this grassroots effort is community participation. When community residents rally behind solar, local installers are able to offer lower prices to Solarize participants through bulk purchasing, reduced travel, and offset marketing costs. Average prices for residential solar installations dropped another 15%+ in 2015, and with Solarize prices are expected to be discounted another 15%+.

 

More Savings- In addition to Solarize Fredericksburg’s bulk purchasing discounts, LEAP will help participants access a 30% federal tax credit and navigate the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) market.

 

Smart- The Energy Information Administration projects a 2% annual rise in residential energy rates for the Mid-Atlantic. Solar customers regularly see an 8% or better return on investment.

 

Proven- Over the past two years LEAP’s Solarize campaigns across the Commonwealth have seen 200 and counting Virginia homeowners and businesses sign contracts for solar panels for their roofs.