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.