*Media Advisory*

Who: The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), and Solar Solutions for All

Guests to attend: Local and state elected officials, and solarize campaign partners

What: A press conference about small-scale solar in the region. We will showcase the solar panels that were just installed at PEC’s headquarters office -- with 38 panels, it is the largest solar installation in Warrenton to date. We are also announcing the official launch of the spring "Solarize Piedmont" campaign, which runs April 5 - June 15, 2016. The Solarize program is a grassroots effort to bring solar power to more citizens and communities in the Commonwealth. Solarize Piedmont is open to residents of Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties. More info at pecva.org/solarize

Where: The Piedmont Environmental Council headquarters office at 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Va. (Public parking lots on Horner Street in front of office.)

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Why: Solar can perform an extremely valuable function -- providing peak power close to the demand, energy security, cost savings, local employment opportunities and emission reductions.

*Coffee and light refreshments available during Q&A.