Author:  Sustainable DC <>  Published: 4/22/2020    DOEE


Solar For All is Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiative to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families with the benefits of locally generated clean energy. This documentary celebrates the successes and documents the challenges of the first two years of implementing one of the most progressive solar mandates in the United States. WATCH this 2020 DC Environmental Film Festival Selection, which exhibits how Mayor Bowser and the District are using innovation and equal access to local, clean energy to slash residents’ utility burdens and protect underserved communities in the face of the changing climate.

Washington DC residents can participate in Solar for All solar programs if the household income is below the uncapped 80% of the area median income (AMI) threshold, as listed below.


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Income threshold $70,600 $80,650 $90,750 $100,800 $108,900 $116,950 $125,000 $133,100

Income limits Effective April 1, 2020 but may change. Visit the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development website for the most up-to-date numbers.

Per the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) is determined by the periodic calculation provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The income limits for Solar for All are based on the uncapped HUD 80% AMI determination and will be updated annually when HUD releases its annual Income Limits Summary. The new income levels will be effective as soon as they are published on HUD’s website:


For more information about Solar for All, visit , contact the DOEE Solar for All hotline at (202) 299-5271 or Partners that have specific points of contact at DOEE, you may contact them directly if you have any questions.