Groundswell Builds Community Power

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Groundswell develops community solar projects and programs that connect solar power with economic empowerment. We believe that clean energy is a necessity, not a luxury; we’re all in this together; and we can’t afford to leave our neighbors in need behind. 

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Sharing Power: How It Works

Community solar lets you share power with your neighbors.

When you subscribe to a Groundswell project, we share solar savings with an Empowered household, low-income neighbors who struggle with the burden of high energy bills. Learn More

SUBSCRIBE & SHARE POWER

You can purchase locally produced solar energy from a community power project if you live nearby. When you subscribe, you share power with low-income neighbors and help them reduce their bills.

HOST A COMMUNITY POWER PROJECT

If you own a building, parking lot, or undeveloped land, you can host a Community Power Project that produces solar electricity for your neighborhood. Share power with community solar and expand your mission.

Groundswell Stories

  • 28 Empowered Subscriptions Are Available Now!

    28 Empowered Subscriptions Are Available Now!

    COVID-19 is hitting the pocketbooks of DC residents hard and some of us are being forced to choose between food, utilities and rent. We want to help make that choice easier. We’re reaching out to inform DC renters and homeowners that if you receive benefits through SNAP, TANF, Section 8 or SSI you are automatically qualified to cut your utility bill in half through a Groundswell Community Solar Project. This means you could begin reducing your utility bill now, so you can use your money for immediate needs during this crisis. If you don’t use SNAP, TANF or SSI, that's ok - you can still qualify for this program based on household income and other qualifications.

    July 16, 2020

  • Preparing for Power

    Preparing for Power

    On June 19, 2020, Groundswell will host a Juneteenth celebration to kick off our bi-weekly Prepare for Power concert series. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S., and it is an important day to celebrate freedom while making room for new leaders to cast their vision and carry the future forward.

    June 18, 2020

  • What you do is who you are.

    What you do is who you are.

    What you do is who you are. I believe that is particularly true in this moment. We lament the murders of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery. We cry out together in solidarity for restorative justice. But what are we going to do, individually and corporately, to dismantle more than four hundred years of systems upon systems that have deeply institutionalized racism in this country? We can say that black lives matter, but until black lives matter is true of the lived experience of every American, there’s urgent work to do.

    June 18, 2020

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