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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...

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...

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...

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...

Taking the Solar Plunge: Why 2019 Might Just be the Year to Go For It

Taking the Solar Plunge: Why 2019 Might Just be the Year to Go For It


Going solar is a big decision but one that has the potential to greatly reduce your utility costs and your greenhouse gas emissions. When paired with a battery, solar can build your home’s resiliency and independence from the utility grid. The financial and environmental benefits that come with residential solar are motivating more homeowners 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...