In Summer 2019, Dupont Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Groundswell partnered to begin construction on a 103 kW solar array at Dupont Park Seventh-Day Adventist Apartments in Southeast DC’s historic Ward 8 neighborhood. The project was made possible through the 2018 DC Solar For All program through the DC Department of Energy and Environment, and it was completed and interconnected in Spring 2020.
For over 100 years, the Dupont Park Church family has maintained a visible and effective presence in the District, combining the proclamation of the full gospel of Jesus Christ with ministry and education. The Dupont Park Seventh-Day Adventist Apartments complex, which is operated in partnership with the Dupont Park Church, provides affordable housing to low-income seniors. This solar project helps the Dupont Park Church family meet its mission to serve the community.
The project will deliver 100% of the value of the solar electricity generated at no cost to income-qualified residents as part of the DC Solar for All program. The resulting electricity bill savings will help improve quality of life for residents by supporting additional community benefits such as health and wellness programming and transportation.