Solar for All was created with the goal of bringing the benefits of solar energy to 100,000 Empowered families in the District of Columbia. The program was established by the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016 and is a program under the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). The act intends to expand D.C.’s solar capacity, to increase the amount of solar generated within the District and provide the benefits of locally-generated solar energy to low-income households, small businesses, nonprofits, and senior citizens.
The program is funded by the Renewable Energy Development Fund (REDF).
Solar for All’s specific targets are to provide the benefits of solar electricity to 100,000 Empowered households (at or below 80% Area Median Income) and reduce their energy bills by 50% (based on the 2016 residential rate class average) by 2032.
As an authorized Solar for All Vendor, Groundswell is deploying 366 kW of community solar on D.C. houses of worship and providing 122 low-income households with solar electricity, reducing participants’ electricity costs by a target of at least half. Groundswell installations are being installed at Dupont Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dupont Park Adventist Apartments and St. Luke Baptist Church.
To learn more about Solar for All, visit Doee.dc.gov/solarforall.