Virginia Solar Resource Development Fund (Virginia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Virginia Solar Resource Development Fund|
|Incentive Type||State Loan Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Funding Source||Donations from customers of investor-owned utilities|
|Program Administrator||Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
DMME is currently developing criteria, guidelines, and requirements for loan interest to be charged thereon, the collateralization of loaned
funds, the payment of fees and costs incurred by DMME in the making of loans, and such other matters as DMME deems appropriate to ensure the sound conduct of a revolving loan program.
The Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund is a revolving loan fund administered by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). The Fund will be fueled primarily by donations from customers of investor-owned electric utilities, other citizens and groups. DMME is will begin issuing loans after July 1, 2012. Eligible projects include the acquisition, installation, and operation of eligible solar equipment at residences, structures operated by nonprofit organizations, or commercial establishments.
The Code of Virginia defines the eligible devices as follows:
"Photovoltaic device" means a device made in the United States that uses a solar photovoltaic process to generate electricity.
"Solar space heating device" means a device made in the United States that, when installed in connection with a structure, uses solar energy for the purpose of heating the interior of the structure, which device moves the sun's heat from one or more collectors to interior areas through the use of a pump and piping or fans and ductwork, and a heat exchanger. "Solar space heating device" does not include a passive solar device.
"Solar water heating device" means a device made in the United States that, when installed in connection with a structure, uses solar energy for the purpose of providing hot water for use within the structure.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||H 2191|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.