Northern Virginia Solar Energy Program Celebrating 10 Years

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ALEXANDRIA, VA-Solarize NOVA, for the last 10 years, has aided homeowners in Northern Virginia in switching to solar energy, 913 to be exact. The program lowers energy costs for homeowners.

In a press release marking the anniversary, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Local Energy Alliance Program celebrated the success of the program.

“To date, Solarize NoVA has resulted in 8.5 [megawatts] of solar energy offsetting 9100 tons of carbon pollution annually,” NVRC Chairman and City of Alexandria Councilman John T. Chapman said. “We are pleased to work with LEAP, our local government colleagues, and local solar installers to bring this most successful program to our residents and business community.”

Katie VanLangen, LEAP’s Co-Executive Director, pointed out the difficulties of switching to solar but assured Virginia’s residents that LEAP can make the transition easier.

“Making the switch to solar can be challenging for a number of reasons,” she said. “Whether it’s because the quotes are complicated, they don’t know who to trust, or the upfront cost is daunting, it can be overwhelming. We’re here to be a trusted partner and a guiding hand.”

By converting to solar energy, residents are able to: 1) minimize their carbon footprint, 2) reduce utility bills, and 3) be protected from rate increases.

Interested in joining Solarize NOVA? Sign up through June 30 for a free assessment. In addition, the program offers discounted rates. Signing up is free. There is no commitment until signing a contract with an installer.  To learn more, visit solarizeva.org/nova.

[SEE ALSO: City of Alexandria Celebrating 275 Years Since Founding]

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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