Power to the People Program

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We care about our community, and want to do our part in bridging the gap of wealth disparity in our city. We feel all people in our city should have access to clean energy protecting them against the ever-rising cost of Pepco electricity.

So for every system sold, Solar Solution will install 1 solar panel for free to low-income households in D.C.

Solar Solution began this program in 2015 under no official title. Over the past 5 years we have installed 2,883 solar panels on 145 low income households at zero cost, providing a total of $116,000 of free electricity to these homeowners every year. Under this program the systems installed will be under a $0.00 cent Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) which means that the panels are owned, operated, maintained and insured by Solar Solution. Solar Solution would retain the Federal Tax Credit and Solar Renewable Energy Certificate's (SREC's) associated with the system.

 

This program is only available to D.C. home owners.

This program differs from the D.C. government funded program Solar-for-All from the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).

 

 

To be eligible, residents must meet the income guidelines below or already participate in the following programs:

  • Pepco's Residential Aid Discount (RAD)

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)

Household income guidelines for qualification (80% of the area median income (AMI) threshold:

Your obligations if you participate in the Power to the People Program:

  • You agree to allow Installer to install the PV system and complete interconnection, and you agree to allow Installer to operate and maintain the system for a 20-year period.

  • You agree to cooperate and provide access to your Installer and/or any other authorized party to install, inspect or make any necessary repairs to the system

  • You may not remove the PV system in during the first 10 years except as may be required for roof repairs or if your home is structurally damaged beyond repair and the PV system is no longer operable.

  • You must respond within 14 days to communications from your Installer if your system stops producing power.

  • You must contact your Installer prior to refinancing or selling your home, re-roofing or making repairs to your property that could affect the PV system’s production. If you sell your home during the term period, you understand that the new property owner will inherit your rights and obligations under this Agreement.

For interest in this program or the D.C. Solar-for-All program, please reach out directly to Yassin Khalid ykhalid@solarsolutiondc.com.

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