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1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can benefit from solar energy even if they are unable to install solar panels on their own homes. We—DC Government—offer homeowners and renters about $500 off their electricity bill annually when they get their electricity from a community solar energy project. We build community solar energy projects in DC to power buildings and homes across the District.


This program is called Solar for All and is offered by the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU).

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You rent or own your home in DC.

  • Your name or someone in your household’s name is on your Pepco electricity bill.

  • You are at least 18 years old (or under 18 but emancipated from your parents/guardians).

  • And if one of these statements is true:

    • Your household receives utility assistance or support from at least one of the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI). or​

    • Your household’s annual gross income—your income before paying taxes—is at or below the limits based on your household size. You can check by answering the two questions below.

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This page was last updated August 2022.

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