ALEXANDRIA, VA-SolarizeAlexandria is a program that makes it easier for residents and business owners to install solar power systems on Alexandria properties. This year’s campaign runs through June 30. SolarizeAlexandria, now in its seventh year, offers the options below.
Solar Energy for Your Home or Business
Each property owner who registers for the SolarizeAlexandria program will receive a free, no-obligation virtual solar site assessment for their home or business. During this virtual assessment, a qualified solar energy professional will evaluate whether solar power is a good option for the home or business. Property owners who would like to pursue solar can take advantage of discounts that leverage regional bulk pricing and financing offered by a qualified solar energy professional.
If the property owner decides to install a solar power system on their home or business, a qualified solar energy professional and installer will work with the property owner to conduct additional evaluation and design remotely, and schedule any necessary on-site work. The city also offers a property tax exemption for residential property owners for the value of certified solar energy equipment. In addition, upon signing up for SolarizeAlexandria, property owners will be eligible for a complimentary energy efficiency assessment to identify possible improvements to their overall energy efficiency.
The SolarizeAlexandria program is now also enabling participants to purchase battery storage in addition to a solar energy system. When battery storage is used in conjunction with a solar energy system, property owners can store the electricity generated by the system for use anytime. In addition, battery storage may provide the ability to power portions of the home during a power outage.
Electric Vehicle Chargers
This year’s program continues to offer participants the option to purchase a level two electric vehicle charging station for their home or business. This 240-volt electric vehicle charging station will provide electric vehicle charging up to 20 miles range per hour of charging time. A federal tax credit is also available to reduce the cost of the electric vehicle charging station for your home or business. Electric vehicle charging stations are not eligible for the city’s Solar Energy Equipment Tax Exemption.
The following virtual sessions will provide more information about SolarizeAlexandria and options for solar power.
- Wednesday, April 14, noon to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 11, 6 to 7 p.m.
- Thursday, June 3, 3 to 4 p.m.
For more information and to register, visit solarizenova.org/events.
To learn more about how solar power works, how to afford a solar system, and the incentives and programs available to solar customers in Virginia, refer to the solar energy information on the city’s Energy & Climate Change webpage. Use the Northern Virginia Solar Map.to find out if your property is a good fit for solar energy.