D.C. Solar Solution Program

D.C. Solar Solution Program

D.C. Solar Solution Program

The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, effective October 8, 2016, (D.C. Law 21-154;63 DCR 12926) (Act) established that 5% of electricity delivered in the District of Columbia must be provided by solar by December 31, 2032.

In support of this RPS Act, the D.C. Solar Solution Program’s initiative is to install grid-connected solar panels at no upfront cost on properties located in the District of Columbia. This is possible with the strong incentives available from the Act to support reaching the required RPS targets. A residential solar system in D.C. can eliminate on average 80% of utility power usage. What the homeowner pays in return is the electricity the panels produce, except at a rate that is fixed and priced 25% to 50% lower than current utility rates. This program has a target goal of installing 8,000 residential projects, representing only 5% of single family homes in the District.

Program Details

All DC Residents and Properties Qualify

The program is available to all D.C. property owners or renters with landlord approval to receive free solar installation in Washington D.C. No credit checks are required for this program, and there are no maximum income qualifications. 


Reduced Rates

Fixed, locked-in electric rate at 7.5¢ per kWh (starting 10/1/2019) for all customers. Discounted rates are available for senior citizens, non-profits, and government workers. In comparison, standard Pepco rates in Washington D.C. ranges between 10.5¢ to 15¢ per kWh.

Fixed Rates

With the DC Solar Solution program, your rate is fixed and will never increase for 15 year program term. Standard utility rates increase annually at an average rate of 2.5%.

Full System Ownership

At the end of the 15 year term receive full ownership of the system. Payments can be made upfront in advance to receive full ownership status anytime prior to the end of the 15 year period. 

Commitment Free

If you move or sell the property anytime during the agreement term, the program can be continued with the new tenants/host, or program can be cancelled and panels removed with no cost to you.

25 Year Warranty


All systems come provided with a 25 year manufacturers warranty which covers parts and labor. All systems are maintenance free.

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