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Washington DC Solar

Data Current Through:

Q4 2023

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
42nd (42nd in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
40,354 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
181 (7 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 149 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$596 million
Prices have fallen
47% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
242 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in Washington DC

  • Joint Base Anacostia-Boling in Washington was developed by SunPower and came online in 2019. This 7 MW project produces enough electricity to power 1,189 homes.
  • FedEx, Home Depot, and Federal Realty Investment Trust have all gone solar in Washington DC. FedEx's 1 MW project is one of the largest corporate projects in the district. 
  • At 2.2 MW, Ridgecrest in Washington is among the largest solar installations in Washington DC. Completed by NEO in 2021, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 374 homes.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Washington DC

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Washington, D.C., based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Washington DC, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Washington DC Solar Policy Resources

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

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Washington DC Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

DSIRE Incentives Database - Washington, D.C. - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Washington, D.C. and across the United States

Solar Panel Cost in Washington DC - Learn about the history of solar policy in Washington DC, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Washington DC - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Washington DC to see what programs you can benefit from

Washington DC Public Utilities Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Washington DC public utilities

Washington DC Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Washington DC, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage