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Solar Powers Augusta Schools

We were really excited last week when our good client, Secure Futures, was out in Augusta County Public Schools (ACPS) to talk about the installation of a total of 1.8 megawatts of solar power across seven campuses. ACPS, with more than 5,000 solar panels deployed, is the largest solar energy system of any public school division in Virginia. Some excellent coverage of this initiative is here. Augusta County students created some great posters about how much they love solar and those are featured on the Secure Futures homepage.

Secure Futures’ partnership with ACPS meant the school division had no capital investment for this solar project. Additionally, and most importantly, they receive monthly savings on their utility bill by using the electricity generated by the solar panels. ACPS has a special webpage where you can look at their solar energy production in real time. Pretty cool!

If you want to know more about solar energy issues in Virginia or have legal matters that involve solar or other renewable energy resources, contact any of our Virginia energy lawyers.

November’s Solar Focus Gets Our Attention

The MDV SEIA’s 8th annual Solar Focus conference, the East Coast’s premier solar conference, is slated for November 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C., and we will be there, all in. We will be one of the sponsoring organizations for this outstanding industry conference. In addition, I will be moderating a panel during the meeting covering consumer protection issues in the region.

Energy professionals across the East Coast will be watching this conference for developing issues and industry trends. Organizers expect more than 300 solar industry leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors will gather together to ensure spirited debate and meaningful dialogue, according the Dana Sleeper, executive director.

The Consumer Protection panel I will moderate on the morning of November 18 includes William Reisinger of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, Elizabeth Stern from the Maryland Attorney General’s Office and Steven Eisenberg from SRECTrade, a Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) transaction and management firm. We will be discussing actions of state Attorney General offices in pursuing bad actors in the solar market and consumer rights, such as challenges presented by neighbors (especially shade), HOAs, pop ups, and others that infringe upon consumer systems and their ability to become energy-independent.

We look forward to seeing clients and friends at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill during the many social functions and educational events. Let us know if you are planning to attend so that we can be sure to keep an eye out for you.