Solar Farm Spotlight: District Solar
Jan 2, 2021
Each month, we spotlight one of the solar farms in our Community Solar program. Community Solar is a new way to receive some of the financial benefits of solar energy—without the hassle of installing your own solar panels. You can learn more about what Community Solar is in this blog post.
The solar farms in our Community Solar program are groups of solar panels located in a field or on a rooftop that leverage the power of the sun to produce renewable energy. Solar farms typically feed into the larger electricity grid and help to shift the fuel mix to clean, renewable sources—while helping customers save money on their electric bills!
This month’s solar farm is District Solar Community Solar Farm.
District Solar Community Solar Farm is made up of several solar projects located on rooftops across our nation's capital. It is the largest community solar project in Washington DC!
District Solar Community Solar Farm can support nearly 250 residential customers within the PEPCO utility service area in Washington DC. District Solar Community Solar Farm allows customers to take advantage of the cost savings and environmental benefits of solar power, even if they rent their home or do not have a roof suitable for solar. District Solar customers also receive up to 5% savings on their solar bill credits!*
Interconnection (when the solar farm starts generating power):
District Solar Community Solar Farm “turned on” and started generating solar power in Fall 2019. Since interconnection, nearly 250 homeowners and renters have now cut their emissions and lead cleaner, healthier lives while supporting the development of pollution-free renewable energy.
Capacity (how much solar energy the solar farm can generate):
District Solar Community Solar Farm has the capacity to generate 2,012,738 kWh of clean solar energy each year. That’s the equivalent of:¹
307 cars taken off the road for one year; or
1,568,046 pounds of coal not burned; or
23,531 tree seedlings grown for 10 years!
More about solar in Washington DC:
More than 41% of Washington DC’s power comes from solar.²
There is enough solar installed in Washington DC to power more than 15,000 homes.²
Solar prices in Washington DC have fallen 45% over the last 5 years!²
Interested in joining a Community Solar farm?
If you’re a Washington DC resident within PEPCO’s service area, you can sign up today and save up to 5% on your electric bill.*
If you’re not a Washington DC resident, find your local Community Solar farm and sign up today to save money and the planet!
*IMPORTANT: Community Solar offers up to three years of bill credits for your subscription to a community renewable energy facility (“CREF”). The bill credit rate is not guaranteed and may increase or decrease over the term of the agreement based on your utility’s tariffs. The subscription rate is not regulated by the District of Columbia Public Service Commission. Savings are not guaranteed. Your purchase of bill credits helps support community solar in the District of Columbia but you do not own the environmental attributes. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Review the Subscription Agreement for additional details.