Make a difference in D.C.'s solar rights.
Make a difference in D.C.'s solar rights.

Solar Advocacy: Keep the future bright for solar for all in D.C.

Expanding access to local solar in D.C.

What is happening

Solar is thriving in the District. You have the chance to keep it going! The D.C. Council is considering legislation that will keep solar affordable and make it easier for more families to access the benefits of harnessing the power of the sun. Specifically, the Local Solar Expansion Amendment Act increases the local solar goal from 10% to 15% by 2041.

More rooftop and community solar is the best way to ensure that D.C.’s 100% clean energy policy directly benefits local residents with lower bills and local jobs!

The bill will protect the value of solar. It does so by ensuring that our electric utility, Pepco, has to buy a steady supply of solar credits from D.C. solar owners. This will help spur additional solar adoption and ensure continued support for the Solar for All program.

We need a final push of support before the final vote on December 20! Tell your story to D.C. Council members and show that Solar for All participants support this bill. 

Take action!

Add your story to this message to D.C. Council members. Urge them to support the Local Solar Expansion Amendment Act and Solar for All.

Resources

12/1/22 – Transportation & Environment Committee report on the bill: includes the updated bill language, in-depth discussion of why the bill is needed, summary of testimony from the bill hearing, and more.

10/3/22 Hearing notice

Factsheets:

What you can do

Send a message to D.C. Council members. Urge them to support the Local Solar Expansion Amendment Act of 2022.