Virginia Could Get 32% of Its Electricity from Rooftop Solar Alone

Virginia Could Get 32% of Its Electricity from Rooftop Solar Alone

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That’s right, if we could throw off Dominion Power’s top-down, centrally-planned, government-protected-monopoly stranglehold on our throats, Virginia could get around 1/3 of its electricity from rooftop solar power alone. Add in energy efficiency improvements, which could be enormous in energy-inefficient Virginia, plus offshore wind (which could supply 83% of Virginia’s power needs), and there would never be another need for a new fossil-fuel-fired power plant (or natural gas pipeline) in this state. Added benefits? How about no fossil-fuel pollution and its associated harm to human health, for starters? So what on earth are we waiting for? Here’s a big hint.

  • GBrandon

    If Tesla’s new Powerwall (https://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall) lives up to the hype, going net zero is a definite possibility; and, under the right conditions and with the right building materials, off-the-grid houses are achievable.