Solar Market Pathways
The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) has been awarded more than $807,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help 15 member colleges develop comprehensive plans for implementing solar power on their campuses. The participating colleges include Appalachian School of Law, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, Emory & Henry College, Ferrum College, Hampton University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin University, Marymount University, Randolph College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Virginia Union University, and Washington & Lee University. CICV is one of only 15 organizations nation-wide to receive one of these Solar Market Pathways grants.
The three-year program is designed to help the colleges navigate the complex legal, regulatory, and technical challenges associated with installing solar systems, leverage group purchasing power to achieve price reductions for hardware and installation services, and create a learning network accessible by other organizations considering solar power. Students, faculty, and staff will also pursue ways the solar project can help enhance their curricula, clinical learning experiences, and community outreach and service.
For further information about CICV’s Solar Market Pathways project, please visit the project website or contact CICV.