Guidance for Home Solar

Guidance for Home Solar

Solarize Alexandria, a program that provides residents guidance and resources for home solar power systems installation, is holding its annual campaign through Thursday, August 31. During this period, Alexandria homeowners can sign up to receive a free solar satellite assessment of their property and discounted prices from vetted solar system installers. 

Solarize Alexandria is part of the broader Solarize Virginia program, a grassroots, community-based outreach initiative managed by the state non-profit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP). LEAP provides ongoing customer support and education throughout the Solarize process. 

Solarize Alexandria 2023 Webinars 

Residents who are interested in learning more about Solarize Alexandria can register for an upcoming Solarize 2023 webinar. Sessions will be held on: Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6-7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 17, 3-4 p.m. 

Tax Benefits for Installing Solar Energy 

In addition to discounted solar products offered through Solarize Alexandria, the City provides a real estate tax exemption for qualifying solar installations. 

Alexandria homeowners also have access to federal help to offset initial costs. Congress increased the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also called the solar tax credit, from 26% to 30%, as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. This federal credit allows homeowners to deduct a percentage of a solar energy system’s installation cost from their federal taxes with no cap on the value. 

To learn more about the program, access resources on solar power systems, and sign up for a free assessment, visit For additional information, contact City Sustainability Coordinator Samantha Heitsch at