The Neighborhood Solar Equity team aims to build solar that serves our communities at every turn. We envision a District of Columbia where both the energy produced by solar facilities and the profit generated by its production are put towards creating a more sustainable and equitable DC.
Goals of Solar
The goals of this NSE—Solar for All project are to:
- Provides an opportunity for renewable energy in the District of Columbia.
- Share the financial benefits of renewable energy with low-income D.C. residents, and raise awareness about solar, sustainability and energy conservation in the broader D.C. community.
- Maximize the financial impact of public dollars by using profits of a grant supported project to catalyze additional solar installations and community investments in D.C.
- Address the core barriers to deploying solar identified by the District of Columbia
Each of our Neighborhood Solar Equity installation strives to:
Repurpose vacant space
on roofs to create new active sustainable roofs
Reduce the carbon footprint
of Washington, DC
Empower and support
proactive community organizers
Catalyze future opportunities
for our neighbors and partner organizations
Provide a replicable, scalable model
for use in urban areas across the nation
Provide a return on investment
for our partners, investors, and grantors
Serve as building blocks
for equitable economic growth in communities