Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund (Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Virginia
Name Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund
Incentive Type Public Benefits Fund
Applicable Sector Commercial, Nonprofit, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Incentive Inactive Date 2016-07-01
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Charge None; contributions are voluntary

Total Fund Varies; contributions are voluntary
Types Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, and Solar Water Heat

Website https://payments.vi.virginia.gov/SolarFund/Home/FAQ
Last DSIRE Review 2013-05-02
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


In April 2011, the Virginia legislature created the Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund. The fund is administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). All utilities are required to provide a link on their web site to the DMME web site, where customers can make contributions to the fund. Utilities must also provide opportunities for customers to donate through their paper newsletters, emails or bills.

The fund will be used to provide loans for residential, commercial, or nonprofit solar energy projects. Qualifying solar energy projects cannot be acquired, installed or operating before July 1, 2012.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information
Department Virginia Division of Energy
Division Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Address Washington Building
Address 2 1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23219-3638
Phone (804) 692-3218
Fax (804) 692-3238
Website http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/contactus.shtml

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code § 67-1300 et seq.
Date Enacted 2011-04-06
Expiration Date 2016-07-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"