As a solar engineer employed in the Virginia solar industry, i feel it is my duty & responsibility to promote clean, local, renewable energy into our communities and helps customers save on their energy bills
The growth of our industry depends on fair market access and a level-playing field for customer-owned ‘rooftop’ solar. Virginia's Energy plan should expand job-creating incentives like net metering while eliminating arbitrary barriers that stifle job creation and hurt Virginia's solar contractors.
Incentives like net metering are crucial to the growth of solar companies. On the other hand, arbitrary limits to net metering, standby charges and system size limitations reduce the size and scope of the work that a company is able to do.
I respectfully urge you to expand rooftop solar in Virginia to create well-paying jobs, build clean, local energy into our communities and give consumers energy choice and freedom.