Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kambiz Agazi,

Clean Energy News

What's a REC?

September 24, 2020

For the most part, when you flipa light switch or turnon a computer, it is impossible to know whether the electricity flowing from an outlet comes from fossil fuel-based sources, or clean energy sources. Purchasing Renewable Energy Credits/Certificates (RECs) is one way to account for the use of clean electricity. While purchasing a REC does not guarantee that the electricity…

Five Steps To Solar Success

July 23, 2020

Solar panels on the roof of a home used to be a novelty. Driving through neighborhoods, if you spotted a rooftop solar array, you might have pulled over to get a better look. Not so anymore, solar is now a viable option for home and business owners alike, presenting an attractive alternative to purchasing power exclusively from utilities.

Through August 31, Fairfax County residents…

The Summer of Solarize Has Begun

June 15, 2020

Fairfax County is a great place to use solar energy with no-fee permitting for commercial and residential solar systems, tax exemptions for homeowners and businesses who install solar and, for…

Net Metering Explained

March 15, 2020

Around the world, renewable energy technology is becoming more affordable and easier to use. As more homeowners and businesses embrace on-site renewable energy generation, the term “net metering” is often mentioned, leading some to wonder…what does it mean?

A Balanced Account

On its most basic level, net metering is an accounting process. Every building connected to a grid,…

How Does Solar Power Work?

February 11, 2020

Harvesting solar energy is a commonsense way to power our buildings and communities without producing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. In December, Fairfax County announced the…

The Ins and Outs of Solar Power Purchase Agreements

January 14, 2020

Fairfax County announced an exciting new clean energy initiative in December 2019, the largest solar power purchase agreement initiative by a local government in Virginia to date. As the county prepares to install hundreds of solar panels on rooftops and in parking lots, many are wondering what, exactly, a power purchase agreement is and how it works. Read on to learn the ins and outs of solar…

Fairfax County Awards Solar Power Purchase Agreement Contracts, Launches Large-Scale Renewable Energy Initiative

December 10, 2019
FAIRFAX, Va. – Dec. 10, 2019 – Today, Fairfax County government officials announced contracts with multiple solar power purchase agreement (PPA) service providers. The contracts will allow for the installation of solar photovoltaic arrays at Fairfax County government, school, and park sites, providing the potential for both substantial cost avoidance and environmental benefits over time. This is…
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