Dear Governor McDonnell,
We deserve the right to produce our own power!
In other states, schools, churches, nonprofits, and other community organizations are able to go solar and save money on their utility bills using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
A PPA is a way of financing a solar system where someone else owns and maintains the solar system installed on your building. You pay the owner for the power that the solar panels produce, much like how you now pay your existing utility for power.
PPAs are an important tool for nonprofits, churches, and other organizations because they allow these organizations to take advantage of federal tax incentives that reduce the cost of a system by up to 50%.
Right now we're not allowed to use PPAs in Virginia and we think all Virginians should benefit from solar energy! Allow PPAs in Virginia!