03/02/2020: The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for partnership in the Southwest Virginia 2020 Solarize Program. This program will provide for the development of residential-scale solar projects for homeowners, small businesses, and farms in the seven-county coalfield region of Southwest Virginia. The Workgroup is facilitating this group purchase as part of its mission to utilize the development of solar energy as an economic catalyst in SWVA (Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, and Wise counties, and the City of Norton). The RFP Solar developer applications are due March 27th, and the Workgroup will conduct a pre-bid meeting on March 17th.

RFP Download: Solarize SW VA RFP

Solarize SW Va Pre-bid Webinar: 2-3 PM March 17th, RSVP here!

Contacts: Austin Counts (austin@appvoices.org) and Chelsea Barnes (chelsea@appvoices.org)


3.02.20RFP released
3.12.20RFP questions due; Notice of Intent to Bid due
3.17.20Mandatory Pre-Bid Call
3.27.20RFP responses due
4.02.20Solar developer selected (approximate)
4.27.20 - 5.07.20Conduct three virtual outreach and education events
6.20.20Program completion and development plans begin.