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When the Power Goes Out

When the Power Goes Out


From the Desk of the Executive Director Losing power, especially when your home’s life-preserving systems are reliant on it, such as heating and cooling, is stressful. Many Virginians lost power during the early January storms – not just for 24 hours, but for multiple days, with near-freezing temperatures adding to the challenge. All of read more...

Musings on the Year Gone By (2021)

Musings on the Year Gone By (2021)


From the Desk of the Executive Director Reflecting on the majority of the year gone by, I’m cautiously optimistic about the new year. As society continues gaining tools to fight COVID-19, LEAP continues implementing new policies and programming to fight climate change and the excessive energy burden facing low-income households. In 2021, LEAP made 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 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...

Solarize NOVA launches in partnership with LEAP and NVRC to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Northern Virginia.

Solarize NOVA launches in partnership with LEAP and NVRC to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Northern Virginia.


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release www.solarizenova.org Northern Virginia – The Solarize NOVA program returns April 12 to June 30 to the cities and towns of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, and Vienna, and counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.  Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks read more...

New Year Means New Programs and New Opportunities

New Year Means New Programs and New Opportunities


From the Desk of the Executive Director While the start of the New Year was less celebratory than in years past, for multiple reasons, 2021 holds many new opportunities and the launch of a new program worth getting excited about. I’m very excited about the opportunity for Community Solar and the rules for it read more...

Local Energy Alliance Program Welcomes Solarize Program Manager

Local Energy Alliance Program Welcomes Solarize Program Manager


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Katie VanLangen Takes on Solarize Program as LEAP Continues to Expand Solar Opportunities Charlottesville, VA Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Central and Northern Virginia’s nonprofit leader for energy-based climate solutions for homes and businesses, is excited to welcome Katie VanLangen to its team as Solarize Program Manager. Solarize, a read more...

Northern VA Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program

Northern VA Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Local Organizations Collaborate to Reduce Household Energy Waste, Increase Utility Savings Fairfax, VA Dominion Energy Virginia recently launched a new residential tariff known as Time-of-Use (TOU) pricing that has led to a new collaboration between several Virginia clean technology organizations. Consisting of the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Ipsun read more...

Charlottesville Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program

Charlottesville Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Local Organizations Collaborate to Reduce Household Energy Waste, Increase Utility Savings Charlottesville, VA Dominion Energy Virginia is launching a new residential tariff on January 1 known as Time-of-Use pricing that has led to a new collaboration between local Charlottesville clean technology organizations. Consisting of the Local Energy Alliance Program read more...