Credit: Vivint Solar

Credit: Vivint Solar

US residential rooftop solar provider Vivint Solar has expanded into Virginia, taking advantage of a newly favourable policy climate for renewables.

With Vivint, Virginia households will be able to benefit from traditional net metering, different financing options, as well as applying for utility-sponsored rebates and federal tax credits.

Virginia takes just 0.09% of its energy from solar, according to the US Energy Information Administration, but in May governor McAuliffe signed 11 bills that promoted PV – particularly community solar – and other renewable energy resources such as pumped hydro.

David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar, said: "We applaud Virginia's commitment to grow its clean energy sector and are thrilled to bring Vivint Solar's affordable solar energy services to this promising market."

Vivint Solar now operates in 20 US states.

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