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Ipsun Solar Statement Regarding Governor Northam’s Executive Order #43: Expanding Access To Clean Energy and Growing the Clean Energy Jobs of the Future
October 3, 2019- Ipsun Solar, Northern VA’s premier residential solar installer, applauds Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s recent executive order calling for 30% of VA electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Ipsun agrees that addressing the climate crisis demands a swift transition to renewable energy and should be the paramount priority for Virginia. The path to making these goals a reality are well proven and stated by scientists the world over. Wind and solar capacity must be increased rapidly, and Governor Northam’s order is the first step on this path.
As a VA Small Business, Ipsun has a first-hand view of the policies and barriers local Virginia customers confront when they decide to become a part of the clean energy economy by going solar. It is clear that solar policies in Virginia must be changed in order to uphold the Governor’s vision. There are three specific goals Ipsun would like to see realized:
- Lift the 1% cap on the total amount of solar that can be net metered in a utility territory.
- Increase the Solar Power Purchase Agreement cap in the Dominion Energy service area from 50 MW to 500 MW.
- Raise the limit on a customer's permissible net-metered solar installation size from 100% of their previous 12 months’ demand to 125% of their previous 12 months' demand.
Ipsun Solar greatly appreciates Governor Northam’s executive order and applauds these ambitious goals. Ipsun hopes that swift action will back up this first step, enabling Virginians to become a part of the clean energy economy and join in the effort to solve the climate crisis.
About Ipsun Solar
Since 2016, Ipsun Solar provides high-quality solar installations for home and business in DC, MD and VA. Ipsun, which is inspired by the Latin for yourself, is showing energy customers the way to renewable energy ownership, that’s more affordable and valuable than ever. Learn more at www.ipsunsolar.com or 866-48-IPSUN.
Bobby Monacella, Marketing Manager