We partner with low income housing providers, provide technical assistance to developers, and we are working to with the city and other partners to develop a meaningful low income solar program for DC.
DC’s Current Low Income Solar Incentive Program
In early 2015 the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) jointly announced a new incentive program for low income homeowners to receive free solar installations. The Solar Advantage Plus Program (SAPP) was allocated $1.4 Million, with the goal of completing 130-140 installations by September 2015. Here is a copy of the District’s presentation about the program at the January Solar Stakeholder’s meeting.
To learn more about the program, we recommend you:
Contact the DCSEU at:
202-479-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DC SUN held an informational meeting about the program on May 13th, 2015 in order to help educate the community about the incentive program and help families apply for funds through the DC SEU. Here you can find the meeting handout with additional resources on the District’s low income incentive program. The meeting was covered by the Washington Post!
Developing Policies to Support Low-Income Solar
Resources from the Low-Income Solar Event:
- In 2012 the DC government, through DDOE and the DC SEU, provided solar to 87 low income homes as part of a solar initiative. Click here to learn more about the results of the program.
- Community Power Network, DC SUN’s parent organization, has compiled a set of resources on low income solar initiatives and policies.