Mennonite Central Committee and Secure Futures Selected to Participate in Nationwide Solar Competition

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.

AdminMennonite Central Committee and Secure Futures Selected to Participate in Nationwide Solar Competition

Secure Futures expands Its presence in Virginia’s Solar Market

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.

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Secure Futures 2016 Development Report

Embodying ‘Sol Invictus’ – The Unconquered Sun – to Grow Virginia’s Distributed Solar Market

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Governor Terry McAuliffe Announces Update to 2014 Energy Plan at Albemarle Solar Dedication Ceremony

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.

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Secure Futures Partners With Mary Baldwin University to Create New Sustainability Coordinator Position

  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.

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Distributed Generation: Increases Private Investment and Creates Jobs in the Commonwealth

The solar industry continues as the fastest growing industry in the U.S. and distributed generation represents a vital part of that growth. “Distributed generation” refers to small-scale distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, such as those found on residential and commercial rooftops, that produce energy where it is used. Neighboring states have embraced the solar industry and as a result, are experiencing dramatic economic growth in jobs, private investment and tax revenue. Unfortunately, Virginia is missing out on these economic opportunities. The Commonwealth remains one of the most restrictive energy markets in the country, stifling the development of distributed generation and discouraging investment.

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University of Richmond Holds Ribbon Cutting For Solar Array

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.

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Supporting The Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is set to drop at the end of 2016 from 30% to 10%, making the economics difficult for commercial solar projects. Additionally, the tax credit will expire for residential projects, eliminating the tax benefits for residential solar installations

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Solar Focus 2015: How Can Solar Continue To Grow Beyond 2016

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.

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Secure Futures launches $1million Spotlight on Solar Education program for Schools to go Solar

On November 9th, 2015, Secure Futures announced a $1m solar incentive program for K-12 public and private schools throughout Virginia, with the goal of installing over 16 Megawatts (MW) of distributed solar energy in 2016, doubling Virginia’s installed solar capacity through 2014. The Spotlight on Solar Education initiative focuses on helping schools go solar with no money down, and empowering schools and students to discover the benefits of solar by incorporating free Solar Spotlights with each installation.

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