Chris Vega to join Solar United Neighbors as Canvass Director

By Zach Schalk on August 15, 2018
Solar United Neighbors Canvass Director Chris Vega

Solar United Neighbors of D.C. is excited to announce that Chris Vega will be joining the team as our new Canvass Director. Chris will lead door-to-door outreach to increase participation in our 51st State Solar Co-op, focusing on low- and moderate-income households who may be eligible for available grant funding to fully cover the cost of installing a solar system through the co-op. The neighborhood canvassing initiative will start ramping up this month and will run through the fall.

Vega brings with him years of political campaign experience, having worked as an organizer in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election and as Field Director for Danica Roem’s historic successful campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017. His campaign experiences have taken him to a diverse range of communities, from rural farming towns to major urban centers, and everything in between.

“The first thing you learn on campaigns is that knocking doors is the most effective way to turn out voters,” Vega said. “I am confident that this is going to be hugely successful in terms of raising awareness and getting more D.C. homeowners to go solar.”

As Canvass Director, Vega will be working closely with the rest of the Solar United Neighbors of D.C. team to ensure that as many low-income D.C. homeowners as possible are given the opportunity to switch to solar at no cost to them through the proven solar co-op model.

The 51st State Solar co-op is a project funded by Solar for All, a program of the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) that 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).

You can learn more about the co-op and sign up to join on the group’s webpage or by attending an upcoming information session!

51st State Solar Co-op Information Session

Wednesday, August 29
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library
5401 S Dakota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20011
Click here to RSVP