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Oct 16

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Kathy Smart

I installed a 9.02 kW system with SolarCity back in the spring of 2010. I’m glad I went solar because I wanted to help the environment. I’m a big proponent of alternative energy. Currently I sit on Clarke’s county planning board so I answer questions on solar all the time. My response to someone wanting […]

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Oct 16

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Walter McLeod, Eco Capitol

About Walter: Walter is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in the energy and environment sectors. He has nearly a decade of hands-on experience in solar project origination, development and finance in the US and internationally. Walter served on the ground breaking “Utility 2.0” project steering ...

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Sep 16

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Thrift Store, USA

A second-hand retailer may seem an unlikely place for a high-tech project, but owner Rob Giroux says the renewable energy source makes sense for his business’ philosophy. “For us as a thrift store, everything we sell is recycled or used,” he said. “And now we’re recycling energy.” Giroux has had a fascination with solar ...

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Sep 16

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Virginia Homebuilders

The Villas at Rocketts Landing are designed to be energy efficient and solar powered, but at an affordable price. When you walk into one of these homes, you won’t necessarily see the difference in the walls or ducts, but the developer says you’ll see it in the power bill. The Villas at Rocketts Landing were designed […]

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Aug 16

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Virginia Hearing Examiner Recommends Rejecting APCo PPA Rider, Says PPAs Legal

Earlier today, Deborah V. Ellenberg, Chief Hearing Examiner in the APCo PPA Rider (PUE-2015-00040) proceeding discussed earlier,  recommended rejecting APCo’s proposed rider as not in the public interest. As a reminder, this was the tariff that APCo proposed in 2015 which would require a customer interested in a solar PPA to ...

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Mar 16

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Third Party Financing and Ownership in Virginia

Third-party financing is an established financing solution in the United States, and it has recently emerged in the solar industry as one of the most popular methods of solar financing for consumers to realize the benefits of solar energy. Third-party financing of solar energy primarily occurs through two models: 1) a customer can ...

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Aug 15

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The Solar Research Institute Received Non-Profit Status!

The Solar Research Institute recently received it’s exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service, making it a 501(c)3 non-profit. This means that all donations made to the Institute are tax-deductible. To learn more about 501(c)3 organizations, we suggest you visit the IRS’s website. We thank everyone for their ...

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