VA-SUN “expands access to solar by educating Virginians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Virginia’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters.” This non-profit also hosts the community solar listserv, which is open to any individual or business interested in supporting the growth of solar in the state. The listserv includes people who have gone solar, want to go solar, and people who work on solar installations or solar policy. It’s informative and interesting. Join the VA-SUN Listserv
The Northern Virginia Regional Commision (NVRC) is a regional council of local governments in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. NVRC’s chief roles and functions have focused on providing information, performing professional and technical services for its members, and serving as a mechanism for regional coordination.
Maryland, DC, & Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association: “Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial, and institutional customers throughout the region. Among our ranks are the accountants, attorneys, builders, architects, electricians, plumbers, and consultants that support the solar industries. We analyze and communicate the market impacts of state and local energy policy, but more importantly, we help to shape these policies in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, and Virginia. In the last two years alone, MDV-SEIA’s leadership has resulted in increased state mandated requirements as well as increased penalties for non-compliance, creation of a solar thermal market, improvements to net metering, and game changing gains in the deployment of these green energy technologies.”