New Columbia Solar & Solar For All
Solar For All is an initiative of the D.C. DOEE (Department of Energy & Environment) that aims to provide locally-generated clean energy to over 100,000 low-to-moderate income families in the District. Whether you have a property you’d like to lease for a Solar for All installation or are looking to benefit from the program on your electricity bill, New Columbia Solar is here to help.
What is Solar For All?
Solar for All, a program of the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), was established by the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016 (The Act). The Act intends to expand DC’s solar capacity, to increase the amount of solar generated within the District, and to provide the benefits of locally-generated solar energy to low-income households, small businesses, nonprofits, and seniors. Funded by the Renewable Energy Development Fund (REDF) and administered by DOEE, Solar for All’s specific targets are to provide the benefits of solar electricity to 100,000 low-income households (at or below 80% Area Median Income), and to reduce their energy bills by 50% by 2032.
How is NCS Involved?
New Columbia Solar has been involved with the program since its inception and is the largest recipient of its grant funds for both 2019 and 2020. With over $10 million in funding available for community solar projects across the District, this can mean larger incentives available to property owners that choose to make their rooftop or vacant lots available for a Solar for All site. NCS is the most experienced in meeting the grant requirements and ensuring maximum funding with over 30 Solar for All projects completed or in development.
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