DC SUN is working with neighbors to organize residential solar group purchases where participants save on the total cost of their system. You will save money on your installation and help your neighbors go through the process.
Join a bulk purchase in your area!
If you are ready to go solar and want to participate in a group purchase, click the links below to sign up.
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Past Groups (sign-ups closed)
- Ward 1/Mt. Pleasant (November 2013)
- Ward 2/Georgetown (August 2015)
- Ward 3/Upper Northwest (April 2014)
- Ward 4/Petworth (October 2013)
- Ward 5 (March 2014)
- Brookland/Ward 5 (October 2014)
- Ward 6/Capitol Hill (February 2014)
- Temple Sinai (January 2016)
- East of the River Solar Co-op (April 2016)
- Lincoln Park (January 2017)
- Manor Park (June 2017)
- Georgetown-Burleith (July 2017)
What is a bulk purchase?
A bulk purchase is when a group of neighbors work with DC SUN to go solar together. By going solar as a group, each participant saves up to 20% off the cost of their system. It’s the same principle as buying in bulk. The group will go through the process of purchasing solar systems together. The group will select a single contractor to install systems on all of the homes, but each participant owns their own system and will sign their own contract with the installer.
Why a bulk purchase?
Banding together to purchase quantities of solar panel and the installation services of a solar company can reduce prices substantially for groups. Bulk purchasing also offer an opportunity to organize your neighborhood around solar and create a community around solar and energy issues.
How much will it cost to go solar?
The cost of your solar system will depend on it’s size. The size of a system in measured in kilowatts (kW). A typically row house in DC has space for between 3 and 5 kW of solar. A system will generally offset between 30 and 60% of your monthly electricity use.