Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund

July 28, 2021


This program has been repealed.

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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Public Benefits Fund
Web Site: https://www.dmme.virginia.gov/srdd/frmMain.aspx
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Types: Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, and Solar Water Heat
Total Fund: Varies; contributions are voluntary
Charge: None; contributions are voluntary


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


Name: General Information
Organization: Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and E
Address: Washington Building
Richmond VA 23219-3638
Phone: (804) 692-3218

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.