The benefits of solar power are multi- fold: it provides peak power close to the demand, energy security, cost savings, local employment opportunities and emission reductions. These benefits are why, for the last three years, we’ve partnered on a Solarize Piedmont campaign with friends at the Local Energy Alliance Program and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.
The campaigns empower area residents to get a free solar assessment and a bid from a qualified local installer. Now that the 2017 Solarize Piedmont campaign has come to a close (it ran from mid-March through April), we wanted to share the results from these past three years:
- Signed Contracts: 41
- Dollar Value of Systems: $1,260,005
- Installed Capacity: 395 kW
- Locations: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Orange & Rappahannock
These numbers represent 41 individuals and families that chose to move forward with a financial investment that also provides clean, distributed generation back to the grid.
If you missed this year’s campaign, stay tuned for more details on our 2018 campaign. Or if you’re motivated to get something going sooner, you can reach out to a solar installer this fall to get an estimate. Visit pecva.org/solarize for a list of solar providers that work locally!