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Posted on: April 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Solarize NoVA 2022 Kicks Off

Declare Your Energy Independence

Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to Solarize NOVA, a program that reduces the cost and complexity of going solar by providing a one-stop shop for education and installation. This grassroots, community-based outreach initiative is managed by the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and presented in partnership with Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Through a competitive bidding process, LEAP has named Prospect Solar and Solar Energy World as their selected campaign installers for 2022.

The Solar Income Tax Credit is dropping from 26% to 22% at the end of 2022, and Solarize Virginia wants to help as many folks to take advantage of this higher rate as possible! This credit will reduce the price of Solarize Virginia’s already discounted residential solar installations by another 26%. We recommend that those interested in going solar sign up early to get their system installed by the end of the year.

Since 2014, 714 contracts have been signed through LEAP’s Solarize program across the state, generating more than 6.3 MW of solar capacity and over $17 million in value.

Through June 30, homeowners and businesses can sign up to receive a free solar satellite assessment, and gain access to discounted prices and vetted installers. LEAP will provide ongoing customer support and education throughout the process to make the experience as streamlined as possible.

More information is available to all community members at Interested participants can also sign up to join an upcoming virtual information session.

Registration is free and requires no commitment until you sign a contract with an installer.

Chris Meyer, Executive Director, Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)

“Now more than ever, we are seeing increased demand and support for solar in Virginia. We are proud to partner with NVRC to make solar accessible and affordable to all Northern Virginia residents and business owners.”

Robert W. Lazaro, Jr., Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)

“NVRC has proudly partnered every year with LEAP to make going solar easier and more affordable for homes and businesses throughout Northern Virginia. Solar power decreases energy costs and emissions. It's a win for sustainability, health, and jobs on an individual level, and throughout the region.”

Wyatt Thorpe, Residential Sales Manager, Prospect Solar

“As a long-time supporter of the Solarize program dating back to 2014, Prospect Solar is absolutely thrilled to once again join the efforts for the 2022 Virginia campaign. As a local installation firm based out of Loudoun County since 2010, Prospect Solar is keenly aware of the challenges posed by the Virginia solar market and we applaud the efforts of LEAP to expand access to high quality, affordable solar energy systems to Virginia residents. We look forward to making this the most successful Solarize campaign to date!”

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