Virginia is ranked 9th in the country based on the total amount of solar electric capacity installed and in operation (SEIA 2021). All across Virginia, homeowners are working to protect the state’s natural beauty by switching to renewable energy resources like solar.
With the passing of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), the state set a renewable portfolio standard that includes a stipulation to produce at least 1% of its electricity from solar resources – and you can get paid to help! Virginia has a law allowing certain localities to exempt or partially exempt solar from the property taxes residents pay. Currently only 30 offer these exemptions. If yours doesn’t, you may petition your Board of Supervisors to approve an ordinance to allow it. Net metering in Virginia allows customers to offset their energy use and transfer energy back to their electric companies in exchange for a credit. Plus, you qualify for the federal solar tax credit.
Frequently asked questions
Growth Projection and Ranking: 5,117 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th)
Adding solar panels to your home can potentially cause your home to sell for 4.1 to 9.9% more. An average Virginia home is valued at around $320,000, which means that there’s potential for an additional $13,000 added to your home’s market price.