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Keep Cool Like a Wonk

Keep Cool Like a Wonk


From the Desk of the Executive Director I recently came back from a short trip to the UK (to attend my sister-in-law’s wedding), where the temperatures were much milder. Hot, humid, and uncomfortable late into the day seems to be most days in VA currently and is definitely what hit me as I stepped read more...

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Fredericksburg, Virginia – The Solarize Virginia program launches July 20 to September 15 in the City of Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to Solarize Virginia, a program that reduces the cost and complexity of going read more...

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Richmond, Virginia – The Solarize Virginia program launches July 20 to August 30 in the City of Richmond and the greater Richmond area. Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to Solarize Virginia, a program that reduces the cost and complexity of read more...

LEAP Unveils New Warehouse and is Poised for Additional Growth

LEAP Unveils New Warehouse and is Poised for Additional Growth


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) hosted a ribbon-cutting event for their new Charlottesville warehouse on Avon Extended this morning. The event aimed to bring LEAP’s partners and supporters together to celebrate the growth of the organization, including new trucks, staff members, and the expanding reach of read more...

LEAP, Charlottesville Gas Collaborate with CRHA to Improve Comfort and Save Energy in Westhaven Homes

LEAP, Charlottesville Gas Collaborate with CRHA to Improve Comfort and Save Energy in Westhaven Homes


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA – Energy-efficiency upgrades to residents’ units will bring them utility bill savings at no cost to them. The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Charlottesville Gas, and the Charlottesville Redevelopment Housing Alliance (CRHA) are currently finishing up a series of weatherization updates to the Westhaven housing community. LEAP’s weatherization read more...

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report


2020 came with unprecedented challenges for LEAP, namely the COVID-19 pandemic. While adjusting to remote work and strict health and safety measures, we remained committed to relieving families of energy burden, saving an energy total of 910,331 kWh and serving a total of 235 income- or age-qualified households. To learn more about our work read more...

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Roanoke Virginia – The Solarize Virginia program launches June 15 to August 30 in the Blacksburg, Roanoke, Radford, and Salem areas.  Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to Solarize Virginia, a program that reduces the cost and complexity of going solar read more...

Insulation – the unsung hero of energy efficiency. Yes, you probably need more of it!

Insulation – the unsung hero of energy efficiency. Yes, you probably need more of it!


From the Desk of the Executive Director I spent part of my Memorial Day weekend installing insulation under a mobile home trailer. Even though 90% of LEAP’s work is implementing energy-efficiency measures like installing insulation, and I think about it a lot, I don’t usually spend my free time installing it. Have you ever read more...

LEAP Showcases Fletcherville Neighborhood’s Home Energy-Efficiency Retrofits

LEAP Showcases Fletcherville Neighborhood’s Home Energy-Efficiency Retrofits


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Warrenton, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) recently unveiled the results of a full-neighborhood energy-efficiency retrofit project – including 7 Fletcherville, VA homes – along with a live demonstration of the work still being done. To help reduce the high energy bills these residents face due to poor read more...

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Central Virginia.

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Central Virginia.


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release www.solarizeva.org Central Virginia – The Solarize Virginia program returns May 3 to June 30 to Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Greene County, Loudoun County, Madison County, Orange County, and Rappahannock County.  Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable read more...