D.C.'s first community solar project hopes to inspire others

D.C.’s first community solar project hopes to inspire others

Last December marked the completion of the District’s first community solar project. It sits on three D.C. commercial buildings and produces a combined 180 kW…

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Manor Park co-op selects Sustainable Energy Systems to serve group

Manor Park co-op selects Sustainable Energy Systems to serve group

The Manor Park co-op has selected Sustainable Energy Systems to install solar panels for the 35-member group. Co-op members selected Sustainable Energy Systems through a…

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Solar for All to spark community solar in the District

Solar for All to spark community solar in the District

As discussed previously, D.C. is now open to Community Solar. The final regulations have passed through the Public Service commission and many people around the…

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Using solar storage to mitigate natural disasters’ impact

Using solar storage to mitigate natural disasters’ impact

Solar systems with battery backup have the potential to provide communities with much needed resiliency in the face of natural disasters. These systems can protect…

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DC SUN’s comments to the Public Service Commission regarding its grid reform report and town hall

DC SUN’s comments to the Public Service Commission regarding its grid reform report and town hall

The D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) is in the process of developing rules that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is generated and distributed to…

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Public Service Commission town hall on grid reform disappoints

Public Service Commission town hall on grid reform disappoints

The D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) has undertaken a process, FC 1130, that aims to reform rules around the way electricity in the District is…

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Solar profile: Sylvester Bush

Solar profile: Sylvester Bush

East of the River Solar Co-op member Sylvester Bush had his 18-panel 5.89 kW system installed in May of last year. He decided to go…

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District government seeks “Solar for All” partners

District government seeks “Solar for All” partners

Last year, the D.C. Council passed a bill to help the District’s low-income families use solar energy to lower their energy costs. Specifically, the law…

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PSC report fails to produce vision for cleaner, more equitable grid

PSC report fails to produce vision for cleaner, more equitable grid

In June of 2015, the Public Service Commission (PSC) opened case FC 1130 to examine how to modernize D.C.’s electric delivery system, also known as…

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New solar co-ops forming in Manor Park, Georgetown-Burleith neighborhoods

New solar co-ops forming in Manor Park, Georgetown-Burleith neighborhoods

Neighbors in the Manor Park neighborhood as well as in Georgetown-Burleith have formed solar co-ops to save money and make going solar easier, while building…

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