Today, Secure Futures announced a grant award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar in Your Community Challenge, for a community solar barn raising project. The $50,000 award is part of a $5 million national prize competition aimed to expand solar electricity access.
Jesse ReistMennonite Central Committee and Secure Futures Selected to Participate in Nationwide Solar Competition
Northern Virginia office led by Strategy Officer, Karen E. Torrent Secure Futures LLC is redoubling its capacity to make solar more affordable for commercial and public purpose entities in Virginia. This week the Company expands its presence by opening a Northern Virginia office in response to the growing demand for solar energy, and welcomes Karen E. Torrent to the position of Chief Counsel and Strategy Officer. In this newly created position, Ms. Torrent will serve as the Company’s in-house counsel and will be responsible for the strategic direction of its market and policy leadership.
Jesse ReistSecure Futures expands Its presence in Virginia’s Solar Market
On October 20th, 2016, Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) and Secure Futures LLC co-hosted the solar dedication ceremony at Monticello High School to celebrate the largest installed solar photovoltaic array on a public school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia, totaling 1.1MW on six Albemarle schools. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe keynoted the event, unveiling an update to his Administration’s 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. Titled “Energy in the New Virginia Economy”, the update provides a report of the progress made by the McAuliffe administration in its strategic energy objectives since 2014.
Jesse ReistGovernor Terry McAuliffe Announces Update to 2014 Energy Plan at Albemarle Solar Dedication Ceremony
This summer, Mary Baldwin University (MBU) entered into a unique partnership with Secure Futures LLC, in an effort to promote sustainability on the university’s campus. Through the partnership and a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Secure Futures employee, Sam Stoner, is serving as the new Sustainability Coordinator for MBU. This partnership is unique to Virginia – as it is the first of its kind between a renewable energy developer and institution of higher education with the mission of finding ‘green’ solutions for the university – by focusing on energy conservation and environmental awareness.
Jesse ReistSecure Futures Partners With Mary Baldwin University to Create New Sustainability Coordinator Position
On April 19th 2016, the University of Richmond held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil its new solar array, the first to be installed in the Commonwealth under a new PPA Pilot Program. Event speakers Governor Terry McAuliffe, University of Richmond President Ronald Crutcher, Secure Futures President Tony Smith, University of Richmond Sustainability Coordinator Rob Andrewjeski, and University of Richmond student Zoe Kolberg-Shuler (’18) provided comments about the array.
Jesse ReistUniversity of Richmond Holds Ribbon Cutting For Solar Array
Last week, I took two days off from being a college student, donned a suit coat and pressed slacks, and traveled to Washington D.C. for the Solar Focus 2015 conference. Hosted by the Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industry Association (MDV-SEIA), this conference drew representatives from solar businesses and advocacy groups spanning the region to discuss how the mid-Atlantic will adopt and respond to a quickly changing energy landscape.
Jesse ReistSolar Focus 2015: How Can Solar Continue To Grow Beyond 2016