The City of Charlottesville supports increases in renewable sources for energy generation. Solar energy is one technology particularly suitable to Charlottesville. As of June 2014, the City began tracking permit applications for solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems installed within the city boundaries.
The data below shows the cumulative number of solar PV permits and the cumulative generation capacity of solar PV systems within the City of Charlottesville. This data includes both city-owned and privately-owned solar PV systems. Data shown for FY2014 is partial due to former tracking limitations.
The Environmental Sustainability Division promotes this climate protection strategy.