DC SUN is forming a District-wide solar co-op open to any Washington, D.C. home owner.
With support from The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), the co-op will also focus on expanding solar access to low-income homeowners and assist the District’s Solar for All initiative. Certain income qualified homeowners may qualify for the installation of a solar system at no cost.
The DC SUN Solar for All Co-op will launch later this fall, however sign up below to secure your place now.
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How does the solar co-op work?
Please watch our recorded information session below to learn about solar technology, our co-op process, and solar economics:
Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar systems together to save money and share knowledge. The group uses a competitive bidding process to select a single company that will install systems on all of the participating homes. Each participant signs his or her own contract with the installer, but everyone gets the bulk discount.
By going solar as a group, participants can save money, while receiving help through the process from DC SUN’s team of solar experts. You’ll also have the support of the group instead of navigating an often-complicated process alone. The group will complete the following process to ensure a smooth and organized experience for everyone involved:
For questions regarding solar energy, the co-op process, community partnerships, or solar in general please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
DC SUN is a project of (CPN), a network of grass roots, local, state, and national organizations working to build and promote locally based and policies. CPN’s founder and executive director, Anya Schoolman, formed the group after she tried to install solar on her Mt. Pleasant home in 2007 and saw how challenging the process was at the time. She to help make the process easier and more affordable and has been helping others through the process nationwide ever since. CPN provides DC SUN with support and access to a national network of solar homeowners, practitioners, partners, policy experts, and policy makers.