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 in D.C.

Take action before the Oct. 3 hearing on this bill
Expanding 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. 

D.C. has legislation requiring us to get to 100% clean energy. But, how that energy is generated is important too. Rooftop and community solar is the best way to ensure that policy directly benefits local residents with lower bills and local jobs!

The bill by Councilmember Mary Cheh will protect the value of solar. It does so by ensuring that Pepco is has to buy a steady supply of solar credits from D.C. solar owners. This will help spur additional solar adoption.

Here’s a few reasons why its easy for solar advocates to lend their support:

  • The proposal will encourage more solar in the community. It will increase the District’s target for solar from 10% to 15% by 2041.
  • Creates a level playing-field for consumers that go solar. Solar credits play a huge role in increasing solar capacity in D.C. Solar has grown by 40% in the past two years. These incentives come in the form of Solar Renewable Energy Credits known as “SRECs” for short. This bill will help stabilize SREC prices. It could potentially spur an increase in 2023. This would help solar homeowners see quicker return on investment.

Speak up to let D.C. Councilmembers know that solar advocates support this bill. Urge your councilmember today to lend their support at the public bill hearing on October 3 at 12:30 p.m.

Take action!

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

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What you can do

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