It seems like everywhere you look these days, there’s another headline proving the big move that governments, businesses and homeowners are making toward harnessing the natural power of the sun.


It’s not just hype – you can look at the numbers and see how renewables, even now, are making their way toward becoming a major and even dominant practical source of power for homes, stores and large commercial and industrial facilities. That’s in addition to all of the road miles that renewables fuel when applied to new plug-in electric vehicles.


Take the example of Fairfax County, Virginia.


In Fairfax County and other areas of NOVA, solarization campaigns have been helpful in boosting the volume of solar existing in these communities. A resource from SolarizeNOVA shows how an individual campaign has helped create over 1000 megawatts of capacity, with a $3.3 million value. A recent Fairfax News story from last April looks at a collective plan called Solarize Fairfax County in which stakeholders, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Local Energy Assistance Program offer what the author calls a kind of “Groupon approach” for competitive solar bids.


Property owners are lured by big tax credits, and the promises of saving up to 50% on energy bills. In Fairfax County, there’s also a real estate tax credit for going solar.


Out in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, we’re a significant distance from Northern Virginia. Residents don’t have all of the opportunities associated with relatively urban or suburban communities around the District of Columbia. What they do have is qualified, dependable solar companies that can help make a new solar project as affordable and practical as possible.


Sun Day Solar has been instrumental in helping all sorts of commercial and residential property owners to go solar around the central Virginia area. We’re committed to helping our clients to install solar systems that work for their needs. Ask us about net metering and the kinds of energy savings you can get from a rooftop solar project or other solar initiative. Right now, there are a lot of reasons to hop on the solar bandwagon — and when you need someone to help out, we’re there to consult on the ins and outs of setting up Virginia solar systems for clients.


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