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Solarize NOVA

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...

State of Solar Update

State of Solar Update


There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, including what, if any, impact current events might have on the renewable energy industry. Before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, solar was making great legislative strides, and the outlook still looks promising! Ryan Van Patten, LEAP’s Solar Program Manager, gives us insight on read more...

Metaphorical Sun is Rising on VA Solar in 2020

Metaphorical Sun is Rising on VA Solar in 2020


From the Desk of the Executive Director At LEAP, renewable energy or solar PV on your house is the second major measure we suggest to homeowners – after having done every energy-efficiency measure in their household. Last year was one of the biggest for residential rooftop solar contracts made through LEAP’s Solarize campaign, partially because read more...

2019 Tour de Solar: Charlottesville Orgs and Residents Ride Around Town for Rooftop Solar Tour

2019 Tour de Solar: Charlottesville Orgs and Residents Ride Around Town for Rooftop Solar Tour


***PRESS RELEASE*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottesville, Virginia – Local organizations team up to host Tour de Solar: a community bike ride of solar installations in the downtown area. The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) was thrilled to co-host the Tour de Solar event on Saturday, June 1, with the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3), the read more...

Solar? On your roof? It’s more possible than you think.

Solar? On your roof? It’s more possible than you think.


  Going solar is a big decision, one that has big potential to greatly reduce your utility costs and your greenhouse gas emissions. Maybe you’re just starting to explore a solar photovoltaic system for your home, or maybe you feel ready to take the plunge. Here are some factors to consider to get solar read more...

Are You Solar Ready?

Are You Solar Ready?


Going solar is a big decision, one that has big potential to greatly reduce your utility costs and your greenhouse gas emissions. Maybe you’re just starting to explore a solar photovoltaic system for your home, or maybe you feel ready to take the plunge. Here are some factors to consider to get solar ready. read more...