Fairfax County residents will be able to solarize their houses at discounted rate this month, thanks to Solarize NOVA.
Throughout the month of June, Solarize NOVA will provide free solar assessments to home and business owners. Reston residents have the chance to learn more at an information session Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the North County Governmental Center (1801 Cameron Glen Drive).
The program, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Local Energy Alliance Program, helps residents learn about solar energy and helps with the discounted installation of solar panels.
Solarize NOVA will waive permit fees for installation. Homeowners with solar panels are able to receive a 30 percent federal tax credit and a credit on real estate taxes in Fairfax County.
The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fair is sponsored by the The Three Birds Foundation, a nonprofit that “develops renewable energy initiatives that engage and inspire students, thus creating a culture of curiosity and environmental stewardship.” The fair is part of the Green Apple Day of Service, a worldwide initiative that is dedicated to growing the green schools movement, says the Three Birds Foundation.
Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food from Gordon’s Grill. There will be free wagon and carousel rides all day.