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Virginia Solar Initiative

The Virginia Solar Initiative aims to leverage the world-class research, expertise, and resources of the University of Virginia and deliver strategic and technical assistance to localities in order to reduce policy uncertainty related to the siting of renewable energy facilities in Virginia.

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Energy Research and Policy Analysis

The aim of our research—as part of the Energy Transition Initiative—is to evaluate alternative technology pathways and identify policy measures that support the transition to a clean, efficient and equitable energy system.


If you have questions about our Virginia Solar Initiative, contact Elizabeth Marshall: or questions about our Energy Research and Policy Analysis, contact Bill Shobe: