The Morgans live adjacent to the George Marshall Home in “downtown” Leesburg, Virginia. As we sit in their pristine 100 plus year-old stone house with a brand new sleek “black on black” solar system we talk about the reality of a dream that has come to fruition.
The Morgan family moved into this house in 2003, knowing that there were many renovation plans to tackle. After ten years of improvements and many phased projects, they felt they had brought the historic home into the to the twenty first century, including modern conveniences and energy efficiency. After the home renovations, they began to consider other ways they could reduce their impact on the environment. The decision to purchase an electric vehicle led to a renewed interest in exploring solar power for their home. A solar system would offset the increase in electricity consumption from the EV. After considering different options for placement, they agreed that their south-facing garage roof was the perfect site for their new system. The purchase was made expecting they would receive a federal tax credit and participate in the Dominion Solar Purchase Program, but with the knowledge that the State of Virginia did not provide any incentives.
The Morgans invited businesses to submit proposals and settled on SOL4R because it is a Leesburg based small business, the quote was competitive and they were impressed by the effort that the SOLAR4 team put into working to design the system that met their needs. The engineers worked with them to supply the black on black panels, maximize coverage of the garage roof and most importantly complement the original metal roof.
Throughout the process SOL4R worked with the town of Leesburg and Loudoun County to secure the necessary permissions and permits. They believe the entire experience appears to show a spirit of cooperation between town, county, owners and Solar4Leesburg, LLC ( SOL4R).
Submitted by Ben Glenzer, Partner Solar4