Author: doee, August 24, 2018

Clean, affordable energy is now possible for everyone! Washington, D.C. income-eligible residents can save money on their energy bills by signing up to join one of the largest community solar projects in the District, developed by Winn Companies, and funded in part by a grant from the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment’s Solar for All program. The project allows income eligible households throughout the District to sign up for solar energy at no cost and save up to $500 a year!  

Solar for All, a program of the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment, seeks to provide the benefits of solar electricity to 100,000 low-income households and reduce their energy bills by 50% by 2032. The program, which was established by the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, is funded by the Renewable Energy Development Fund (REDF). For more information about Solar for All visit:

Income Guidelines effective 4/1/2018

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80% AMI

$54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,450 $83,650 $89,850 $96,050 $102,250

Community Solar Programs

Community solar is designed to provide access to the benefits of solar for households who can’t install systems on site, such as renters or homes with shading or other issues. As of August 2018, there is one Community Solar project under the Solar for All program that is accepting applications from income-qualified households:

  Open Market ESCO, LLC is providing income-eligible households solar energy credits, at no cost to the household, to reduce their electricity bills. The electricity generated by the solar PV system will be allocated by Pepco as credits that reduce participating household’s electricity bill at least 50% or up to $500 each year.

How to Apply:

Go to “sign up now.” 

Solar Savings by WinnCompanies

To sign up for solar and start saving on your energy bills, click the Sign-Up button below. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address and will be sent instructions and a link to sign up.