RICHMOND, VA – Members of the Virginia Solar for All campaign applauded the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act on Friday, the culmination of hundreds of hours of collaboration, negotiations, and effort by distributed solar advocates and other stakeholders.

“Today Virginia harnessed its citizen legislative strength with passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The VCEA provides a platform for Virginians to achieve clean energy goals locally while adding new jobs, attracting new organizations and investments to locate in the Commonwealth and stimulating the education and innovation skills of students from elementary classrooms through university doctorate programs,” said John Finnerty, Director of Business Development at Standard Solar.

An amended version of SB 851 passed the House of Delegates Thursday, and the Senate agreed to those amendments Friday, now sending the legislation to the desk of Governor Ralph Northam.