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Friday, Mar 06, 2020

Virginia Passes Landmark Zero Carbon Bill That Prioritizes Solar Access

WASHINGTON D.C. — This week an amended version of the Virginia Clean Economy Act cleared the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate and is now on its way to Governor Northam’s desk for signature. This landmark bill will enable the Commonwealth to achieve the ambitious climate goals Governor Northam laid out in Executive Order 43. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act:

Friday, Mar 06, 2020

‘Virginia Solar for All’ Applauds Historic Passage of Virginia Clean Economy Act

RICHMOND, VA – Members of the Virginia Solar for All campaign applauded the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act on Friday, the culmination of hundreds of hours of collaboration, negotiations, and effort by distributed solar advocates and other stakeholders. An amended version of SB 851 passed the House of Delegates Thursday, and the Senate agreed to those amendments Friday, now sending the legislation to the desk of Governor Ralph Northam.

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018

Solar Industry Welcomes 2018 Virginia Energy Plan and Commitments to Expand Solar Energy

Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which included a detailed strategy to increase access to solar and expand solar production in the state.

Friday, Mar 09, 2018

The Solar Industry Welcomes Legislation Encouraging More Solar Energy Development in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) welcomed news that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law the 2018 omnibus energy bill. The measure, Senate Bill 966, encourages the growth of renewable energy in the Commonwealth by designating 5.5 gigawatts of solar and wind energy to be in the public interest and initiating a process to modernize the state’s power grid to make adoption of renewables easier.  

Monday, Mar 03, 2014

Virginia Solar

Get facts and figures on the growth of solar energy in Virginia, including companies, projects, and policy resources.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MDV-SEIA and National SEIA Formalize Partnership to grow Area Solar Market

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA(R)) and the Maryland, DC and Virginia SEIA (MDV-SEIA) today announced a formalized partnership to coordinate the resources of both organizations and promote the growth of the region’s solar energy market.

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