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8/21/18  12:30 pm
Commenter: Trip Estes, Nova Solar

Support a Rapidly Growing Industry and a Green Future

Support Solar In Virginia’s Energy Plan

I earn my living and support my family with rooftop and ground mounted solar. Solar is a rapidly growing industry providing renewable energy and good jobs to Virginia and it's citizens. It is critical that our energy plan is not burdened with protectionist regulations which will stifle the growth of solar. 

My job and the growth of our industry depends on fair market access and a level-playing field for customer-owned solar. Virginia's Energy plan should expand job-creating incentives like net metering while eliminating arbitrary barriers that stifle job creation and hurt Virginia solar contractors.

Incentives like net metering are crucial to the growth of my company.  On the other hand, arbitrary limits to net metering, standby charges and system size limitations reduce the size and scope of the work that my company is able to do. 

I respectfully urge you to expand solar in Virginia to create well-paying jobs, build clean, local energy into our communities and give consumers energy choice and freedom.

Thank you,


Trip Estes

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