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Solarize NoVA Reaches 1.5 MW of New Solar


The Solarize NoVA program, led by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), reached a significant milestone with a contract total of 1.5 megawatt of new solar (out of 2.4 megawatts for our overall campaigns) with a construction value of over $4.7 million. The Solarize NoVA program first read more...

Solarize NoVA Reaches 1 Megawatt of New Solar


(June 6, 2017 – Fairfax, Virginia) The Solarize NoVA campaign, a partnership between the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), reached a significant milestone with the contract total of 1 MegaWatt of new solar. The Solarize NoVA program first launched in the fall of 2014 and currently has read more...

Solarize NOVA Launches


Ready¬†to go solar? Now’s your chance. The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), in partnership with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), launched¬†the following solarize campaigns for: City of Fairfax Fairfax County Falls Church Vienna During the Solarize campaigns, individuals interested in solar power will receive: A free satellite property review to make sure solar read more...

Year End Giving? More than money, LEAP wants your words.


Here at LEAP, our goals are to help you save money and to help Virginia transition away from dirty energy sources. Efficiency and renewables are the smartest and cheapest long-term strategies for homes, businesses, utilities, and society as a whole. We always welcome a financial contribution to help us achieve these goals, but our read more...

VA Sales Tax Holiday 8/5-8/7 on Energy Star + WaterSense Products


This weekend (August 5-7, 2016) is the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, which this year combines back-to-school supplies, emergency preparedness and energy- and water-saving products. Get all the details here. Eligible ENERGY STAR and Water Sense items include: — Dishwashers — Clothes washers and dryers — Air conditioners — Ceiling fans — Lightbulbs — Dehumidifiers read more...

Solarize Fredericksburg June 1 – August 1, 2016


Solarize Fredericksburg helps Fredericksburg, Virginia, home and business owners add solar panels to their roofs with discounted prices and a streamlined process. read more...

Solarize NOVA Returns to Falls Church and Vienna and Launches in the City of Fairfax


After several successful runs and with momentum for solar power growing across Virginia, the Solarize NOVA program returns March 15-May 15 to Falls Church and Vienna as well as a first run in the City of Fairfax. As of January, 54 contracts have been signed through Solarize NOVA (2014 and 2015 campaigns) totaling 413 read more...

News: What energy efficiency can learn from Solar, Uber and Spotify


The business model shift driving growth in digital music, solar panels, and other consumer technologies is poised to have the same impact on commercial energy efficiency¬†in the United States. This innovation could increase annual energy-efficient technology spending —¬†LED lights, high efficiency HVAC systems, and smart thermostats — by 42 percent, unlocking $20 billion in read more...

News: Rooftop solar brings higher home appraisals


Homes with rooftop solar are appraised at a higher value, according to new research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For the past few years, Berkeley Lab has been collecting data on the value of homes with solar photovoltaics compared to those without PV.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Early studies relied on read more...

News: As American homes get bigger, energy efficiency gains wiped out


U.S. homes have become considerably more energy-efficient over the past four decades, according to government data. But homes also are a lot bigger than they used to be, and their growing girth wipes out nearly all the efficiency gains. According to preliminary figures from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, read more...