This repeatedly scheduled sponsored column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Vitality crew (AIRE). This county program helps you make good power choices that prevent cash and leaves a lighter footprint on the surroundings.

If COVID has proven us something, it’s that collective motion is feasible to handle a worldwide concern. Because the COVID vaccine rolls out, we’re watching historical past being made in so some ways.

On the subject of world collaboration, for the primary time, Arlington County is becoming a member of a bunch of different D.C. space native governments to type the Capital Space Photo voltaic Co-op.

Launched on April 1, 2021 (no joke), this regional Photo voltaic Co-op alternative will probably be accessible from now till the top of August 2021 for residents all around the Capital Space!

It may be exhausting to seek out positives amid the chaos of COVID-19, however there may be one silver lining. The lockdown has slowed local weather change: reducing fossil gasoline use, air air pollution and greenhouse fuel emissions (GHG). Sadly, this decline in emissions is already reversing.

We as a group and a area have a chance to take motion now to vary the trajectory of the long run. Putting in photo voltaic is one option to instantly decarbonize or clear the electrical grid, remove your dependence on fossil fuels, and even flip your home right into a ‘fuel station’ when you personal or purchase an electrical automotive.

Greater than 230 Arlington owners have already participated within the County’s Photo voltaic and Electrical Car Charger Co-op. The cooperative helps residents, small companies and non-profit organizations purchase photo voltaic and electrical automobile (EV) chargers at a reduced value by bulk buying. The cooperative gives assist to members to make the buying course of straightforward. This 12 months we may also present details about storing your solar energy at house in battery methods.

Make the most of the federal residential photo voltaic and electrical automobile charger tax credit. This 12 months the residential tax credit are 26% for photo voltaic and 30% (as much as $1,000) for electrical automobile chargers. Enterprise tax credit are additionally accessible.

This can be a nice time to study extra about photo voltaic, electrical automobile charging and photo voltaic battery storage and assist our group attain carbon impartial by 2050.

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