Please sign Chesapeake PSR's petition urging the Virginia General Assembly to support efforts to remove the Commonwealth's anti-competitive solar policies, allowing residents more freedom to chose solar energy.

While Virginia made more progress on solar installations in 2016, the state still ranks well below most other states in the region, with a per capita solar capacity of only 29 watts per person. By comparison, North Carolina’s per capita capacity is 324 watts, New Jersey’s, 236 watts and Maryland’s,119 watts.

What is the main reason Virginia is falling behind other states in its use of solar energy? Its anti-competitive solar policies.

Increasing the use of solar and other clean energy means fewer dirty energy sources, resulting in public health benefits such as fewer cases of asthma and other respiratory diseases, as well as lower risks of heart attacks and strokes. In addition, more good-paying jobs will help improve the health outcomes for Virginia residents.

Learn more about increasing solar energy in Virginia

Are you a health professional or advocate who wants to become involved in our Virginia work? Contact Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse at, or Ben Hoyne, our health and environmental consultant in Virginia at 




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