One of the state’s most budget-constrained public school systems Richmond Public Schools (RPS),will soon implement cutting-edge technology that will save the school district millions of dollars over the next 20 years: RPS is installing 2.59 megawatts of solar on school rooftops that will generate a portion of their electricity load. The best part? The installation […]
This month as state legislators, staff, lobbyists and constituents flood the state’s capitol for Virginia’s annual General Assembly Session, the solar buzz concerns how utilities and the solar industry will seek to meet at the middle regarding net-metering and other measures affecting the growth of distributed solar. The 2019 General Assembly session is a shorter session this year, which means […]
Note: This piece by Ivy Main originally ran in the Virginia Mercury on December 7, 2018 and is reposted here with the author’s permission. Last winter, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation giving utilities the green light to develop 5,500 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar energy. This marks a milestone for Virginia, offering the possibility for an […]
Note: This article is the first in a series on public policy activity in Virginia relating to solar power that we will publish leading up to and during the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly. Last week Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) rejected Dominion Energy Virginia’s 15-year Integrated Resource Plan(IRP), making this the first time the SCC […]
Local governments in Virginia can benefit from the 30% federal tax credit by using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to finance their solar installation — but only if they act soon.