SolUnesco develops solar energy projects, leveraging local knowledge and local boots on the ground. We work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including landowners, partners, local businesses, and county officials to obtain buy-in and approvals for projects throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are committed to providing economic benefits to the communities where our projects are developed and to supporting local charitable organizations and projects in those same communities.
Our Members represent the brightest renewable energy experts in Virginia. From the utility industry to developers, from engineers to associations and educational institutions, VA-REA offers tremendous opportunities for all branches of the renewable industry to connect and collaborate. Learn more about our members, their initiatives, and member benefits and dues structure below.
Benefits Of Membership
VA-REA is a 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to advancing renewable energy in Virginia at all levels by finding common ground and serving as an authoritative resource. We leverage the diverse interests and market knowledge of our members to:
Identify and overcome barriers to advancing renewable energy through collaboration on targeted initiatives,
Research and support best practices,
Serve as an authority and resource through public education and market research support,
Foster coordination and partnership through networking opportunities, and
Generate policy analysis.
Why VA-REA? The alliance remains unique in Virginia for its capacity to convene all stakeholders in order to advance renewable energy development and develop common goals. All members enjoy:
Name/logo on VA-REA website
Access to members-only webinars
Access to exclusive member directory
Market knowledge and support for in-state renewable energy projects
Monthly e-newsletter to your inbox
Learn about membership options with respective additional benefits here.
Secure Futures installed a 260 kW ground-mounted solar array on the campus of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
By reducing over a third of the facility's energy needs, Secure Futures is helping the IIHS Vehicle Research Center reduce their peak energy demand through a Power Purchase Agreement. IIHS is effectively slashing one of their biggest budget items and redirecting these funds into more research efforts to make America's roadways safer for everyone.
Apex Clean Energy moves forward with "Capitalizing on Complementary Resources"with Virginia's first on-shore wind farm
Apex is developing Rocky Forge Wind, which is fully permitted and ready to build, and is poised to be the state’s first onshore wind farm. Combined with their other solar projects, their solar and wind farms are a win-win for the Commonwealth’s electric grid and rural economic development.
Sun Tribe Solar Develops a Solar Array for Hathaway, Inc. in the Shenandoah Valley
The system at Hathaway, Inc. consists of 198 modules and provides the facility with 100% of its energy needs. The carbon offset of the system is 65 tons of CO₂ annually. “I think it will help us be ahead of a lot of people with the approach to better energy, less energy, and energy savings,” said Hathaway. “Maybe other people will say ‘Hathaway did that. Maybe we should do that.’”