Facts on the Washington DC Solar Industry
There are currently more than 106 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Washington DC, employing 810 people.
In 2013, Washington DC installed 2 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it 32nd nationally.
The 9 MW of solar energy currently installed in Washington DC ranks the state 31st in the country in installed solar capacity. There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 1,300 homes.
In 2013, $7 million was invested in Washington DC to install solar for home, business and utility use. This represents a 3% increase over the previous year, and is expected to grow again this year.
The price to install solar on homes and businesses has dropped steadily across the country — by 8% from last year and 34% from 2010.
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Solar Companies in Washington DC
- There are currently more than 106 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Washington DC. These companies provide a wide variety of solar products and services ranging from solar system installations to the manufacturing of components used in photovoltaic panels. These companies can be broken down across the following categories: 4 manufacturers, 07 contractor/installers, 20 project developers, 2 distributors and 73 engaged in other solar activities including financing, engineering and legal support.
Washington DC Solar Policy Resources
Washington DC Public Utilities Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Washington DC public utilities
Council of the District of Columbia – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Washington DC
DSIRE Incentives Database - Washington DC – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Washington DC and across the United States
U.S. Energy Information Administration - Washington DC Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government