Author: Brent Peterson                  Published: 8/17/2021            DOEE

DC press release(DOEE) – (202) 617-1097; brent.peterson@dc.gov

EnergySage gives District residents a simple, trustworthy way to research quotes for rooftop solar panels and community solar programs

(WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON, MA) – In an effort to advance the District’s ambitious environmental goals, the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has teamed up with EnergySage to help District residents comparison shop options for installing solar panels on their property or subscribing to a local community solar farm.

EnergySage is the country’s leading online marketplace for consumers to learn about and comparison-shop all things solar, including home batteries and community solar subscriptions.

“Through our partnership with EnergySage, the District aims to demystify the complexities of going solar by increasing the resources available to our residents,” said DOEE Director Tommy Wells. “For the District to successfully transition to a clean energy future, we need the participation from all of our residents. EnergySage helps make the path to investing in solar smoother and less intimidating.”

Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed the District to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2032, with the overall goal of a carbon free DC by 2050. Furthermore the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018 mandates that 100 percent of the District’s energy supply come from Tier 1 renewable energy sources by 2032; at least 10 percent of that energy must come from solar energy generated locally.

“Needless to say, we’re big fans of the goals the District has set for the region and of the steps the DOEE has taken thus far to achieve them,” said EnergySage Vice President of Partnerships Tess O’Brien. “Our work together will not only make clean energy more affordable and accessible for District residents, but also provide a boost to the local economy by bringing more business to solar companies in the area.”

Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the EnergySage site allows customers to easily obtain competing online quotes from prescreened solar installers, financing companies and solar farm developers. The company places a huge emphasis on education and provides localized information about the costs and benefits of solar. District residents should feel empowered to use EnergySage tools and resources to make confident, informed solar decisions.

EnergySage is recommended by more than 100 prominent organizations that use the platform to help their employees, customers, members, residents, etc., explore solar—including utilities, municipalities, universities, and corporations.

DOEE and EnergySage is holding an information session on Wednesday, August 18 at 1:00 pm for District residents, landlords, and clean energy stakeholders. Explore and register here.

To learn more about EnergySage, visit energysage.com/p/dc_doee/ 

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About the Department of Energy and Environment

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. DOEE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents and natural inhabitants of the nation’s capital by protecting and restoring the environment, conserving our natural resources, mitigating pollution, increasing access to clean and renewable energy, and educating the public on ways to secure a sustainable future. The agency’s core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, enforcing environmental regulations; monitoring and assessing environmental risks; developing energy and environmental policies; issuing permits; and providing residents and local businesses with funding, technical assistance, and information on initiatives designed to ensure a more resilient and sustainable city. We perform all agency mission activities with the highest integrity to uphold the public trust. Visit DOEE’s web page to learn more about the agency’s impact on the nation’s capital.

About EnergySage, Inc.

EnergySage is the leading online comparison-shopping marketplace for rooftop solar, energy storage, project financing, and community solar. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, EnergySage is trusted by over 10 million consumers across the country to help them make smarter energy decisions through simplicity, transparency, and choice. Unlike traditional lead-generation websites, EnergySage empowers consumers to request and compare competing quotes online from a network of more than 500 pre-screened installation companies – a formula that is proven to result in a higher rate of adoption, 20 percent lower prices on average for consumers, and significantly lower costs for renewable energy providers. For these reasons, leading organizations like Connecticut Green Bank, DSIRE, Environment America, Kaiser Permanente, and National Grid refer their audiences to EnergySage. Visit EnergySage for more information, and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

 

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