For Amy Ginsberg, the financial incentives of going solar were hard to beat. The Pasadena woman received a trio of rebates, including $2,500 off her property tax bill from Anne Arundel County, $1,000 from the state and a 30 percent tax credit from the federal government.
The nonprofit group VA SUN is helping Virginians across the state convert to solar power. They’re using a co-op model that brings residents together to bargain for competitive prices and advocate for clean energy. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.
Sunlight is free, but the gear that transforms it into electricity is pricey. For 134 low-income D.C. households this year, though, the Solar Advantage Plus Program will make a photovoltaic system as affordable as the rays that power it.