PEER's proposed project will increase access to solar for low-income families, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in support of Climate Ready DC and Sustainable DC plan goals.
(DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) July 21, 2017 – Today, the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) announced its intent to award $13.2 million in Solar for All DC Innovation & Expansion Grants to 10 applicants that responded to the Request for Applications (RFA) published by DOEE on February 10, 2017. The goal of these grants is to implement activities in support of the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, (the Act) which established the District of Columbia’s Solar for All Program (Solar for All). Funded by the Renewable Energy Development Fund (REDF), the Act is intended to increase the amount of energy to be consumed from renewable sources to 50% by 2032, expand solar capacity in the District to 5% by 2032, and provide the benefits of locally generated solar energy to low-income households, small businesses, nonprofits, and seniors. Specifically, the Act requires DOEE, through Solar for All, and to the extent possible, to reduce by at least 50% the electric or gas bills of at least 100,000 of the District’s low-income households by December 31, 2032.
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