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Washington DC Solar

Washington DC has 106 solar companies throughout the supply chain, the majority of which support the national solar community.

Facts on the Washington DC Solar Industry

  • There are currently more than 116 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Washington DC, employing 900 people.
  • In 2014, Washington DC installed 3 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it 31st nationally.
  • The 9 MW of solar energy currently installed in Washington DC ranks the state 32nd in the country in installed solar capacity.  There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 1,400 homes.
  • In 2014, $9 million was invested on solar installations in Washington DC.  This represents a 24% increase over the previous year, and is expected to grow again this year.
  • Installed solar photovoltaic system prices in the U.S. have dropped steadily -- by 8% from last year and 49% from 2010.

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Solar Companies in Washington DC

  • There are currently more than 116 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, 7 contractor/installers, 20 project developers, 2 distributors and 83 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