Author: Yesenia Rivera     Published: 12/4/19         Solar United Neighbors

An unelected board is denying permits to install solar panels.

The Historic Preservation Review Board has issued new guidelines for solar installations on historic district buildings. These guidelines are a step in the right direction. But there’s more work to be done.

We need the Board to explicitly allow solar installations on front facing roofs. Further, they should not put restrictions on solar that increase the cost of the system or reduce its efficiency to the point where it not economically feasible. D.C. has committed to generating 100% renewable energy, but we’ll never get there as long as roadblocks to solar like this exist.

The Board will discuss these new guidelines at its December 19 meeting. This is our opportunity to demonstrate solar’s strong support in the District. Please join us.

Historic Preservation Review Board meeting

Thursday, December 19
9 a.m.
One Judiciary Square
Room 220 South
441 4th Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001
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