The Clean Energy DC Act mandates that 100% of our nation's capital's energy supply comes from renewable energy sources by 2032. Of this, an increasing percentage each year must come from solar.
The unique combination of high fines Pepco must pay, and the fact that they do not own property in DC to install solar, results in the most valuable solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) in the country for residential and commercial property owners!
By monetizing these SRECs, as well as tax incentives, our clients are able to get paid more money than it costs them to own the system, every month. Yes, you literally get paid to own your own renewable energy.
For those that prefer not to worry about paying for or financing the equipment, our partner investors can monetize these incentives and deliver 100% of the electricity to you, completely for FREE. You will never pay a cent throughout the entire process, before or after installation, for decades!
This may seem too good to be true, and the reality is that these incentives are decreasing over time as DC gets closer to its clean energy goals, and some properties do not qualify.
Discover if you might be a good fit and how much money you could earn for the next few decades with your custom-tailored solar system!
As consultants with over a decade of experience and expertise with 80% of the installer marketplace, we are pioneering a fiduciary approach.
The best solar product is unique to you and your property, so we begin by listening.
Truly understanding your specific circumstances and helping to expand on your priorities and goals, is how we ultimately get to the solution we recommend.
Our methodology includes vetting, negotiating, and curating the best combination of pricing, financing, equipment, warranties, workmanship, and customer service.
Our unique advantage comes from trusted relationships with key leadership and personnel within 20+ installer partners. This allows us to access a wide range of quotes and resources to best fulfil our clients needs.
Because of our above and beyond approach for our clients and significant volume of quality projects for our partners, we secure best-in-market value alongside competitive compensation for our services, directly from our installers. We work with top solar companies for you.
Whether you are a residential homeowner, commercial property owner in Washington DC, we'd love to connect with you.
Typical DC Row House Solar Installation - Washington DC
Due to some of the strongest local incentives in the country, the economics of solar in Washington DC are some of the best in the country. Not only are you helping the environment by switching to solar, but you are also helping your wallet. Completely free solar is available and in most cases, you can own solar for less than you earn in direct payments from the incentives. If you would prefer to get paid for clean energy that you own rather than pay for rented electricity from Pepco (that increases year after year because of infrastructure upgrade costs they pass onto the customer), then it is certainly worth it!
Although there are some emissions in the manufacturing process of solar panels, the math is clear that solar is better for the environment than traditional fossil fuel electricity sources. Your average solar panel recoups its carbon footprint after about 2 years of operation and is expected to keep producing for 25-30 years!
This is unique to your situation based on where you live, how much sunlight your roof gets and what direction the panels are facing. In Washington DC, the average payback time is 4 years. In most markets, the return on investment is somewhere between 10-15 years. In markets with super high energy costs, like California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts — it is typically much quicker than this.
This also depends on your unique priorities and circumstances. Generally, you want to ensure your solar panels come from a Tier 1 manufacturer and have a good performance warranty. Some panels like the REC Alpha series and top-of-the-line SunPower modules may have an edge on the competition, but their extra costs don't always make sense for every consumer. Work with a consultancy like Sustainable You to best determine which modules make the most sense for you!