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EnergySmart DC Solar Initiatives
Renewable energy is green energy. It is also quickly becoming affordable energy. As the price of technology drops and the price for traditional fuels fluctuate, renewable energy use is growing across the United States and around the world.
If you switch to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass, you will help reduce dependence on a shrinking supply of fossil fuels. You will also help reduce the greenhouse gases that lead to climate change.
Thank you for your interest in the EnergySmartDC Solar Initiative. We encourage you to avail yourself of the resources on our website. Please continue to check as we will soon announce new programs and initiatives aimed to support and promote green technologies in the District.
- District-Area Renewable Energy Contractors and Installers
- Additional Renewable Energy Resources for Residents
- Resources for Multi-Family Building Residents and Managers
- Federal Tax Credits Available for Solar and Energy Efficiency Projects (The District of Columbia does not offer tax incentives at this time.)
- Solar Photovoltaic Consumer Guide
- How Solar Electric Systems Work
- Estimate Your PV System's Output with PV WATTS
- DC Solar United Neighborhoods (Energy Cooperatives in the District)
- How Solar Water Heating Systems Work
District of Columbia Energy Cooperatives
- Solar Power in DC
- Capitol Hill Energy Coop
- Mount Pleasant Solar Cooperative
This list is provided as a courtesy to businesses and consumers. DDOE does not endorse these specific businesses, nor require consumers to use them.
For more information, contact the DDOE Energy Administration at 202.535.2600 or email at email@example.com
Energy use in the home is a major expense and has a major impact on the world around us.
Generating energy by traditional means also emits greenhouse gases. When these gases become trapped in the atmosphere, climate change is the result.
By making your home more efficient, you can avoid unneccessary energy use. You will save money and reduce your ecological footprint at the same time.
- Energy Efficiency Resources for Businesses
Resources for Residents:
- Help Weatherizing your Home (Low Income)
- Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits
- Additional Energy Efficiency Resources for Residents
- Energy Efficiency Workshop and Kit