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Third Annual Solarize Fredericksburg Program Launches to Help Homeowners and Businesses Go Solar

Third Annual Solarize Fredericksburg Program Launches to Help Homeowners and Businesses Go Solar


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Fredericksburg, VA – On August 19, 2020, the Fredericksburg Clean & Green Commission and the Climate, Environment, and Resiliency (CLEAR) initiative are partnering with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to launch a third Solarize program for the Fredericksburg region. Solarize Fredericksburg is a program for homeowners and businesses read more...

Solar Rights Vindicated: Richmond energy lawyers resolve six cases to allow rooftop solar in Virginia HOAs 

Solar Rights Vindicated: Richmond energy lawyers resolve six cases to allow rooftop solar in Virginia HOAs 


##PRESS RELEASE## Recent efforts of a Richmond-based energy law firm have helped six Virginia homeowners install rooftop solar at residences within homeowners’ associations (HOAs).  In each case, the homeowner’s request had been originally denied by the HOA.  And in each case, the home now has solar or an approved plan to install new panels.  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...

Solarize NoVA Reaches 1.5 MW of New Solar

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 Fredericksburg June 1 – August 1, 2016

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...