A DC Consumer’s Guide to Going Solar
Diana Chace (CESA) for the DC Office of the People's Counsel
This guide aims to help DC consumers make an informed decision in considering whether to install a solar energy system in their home. The guide complements other OPC initiatives whose purpose is to ensure that solar and other distributed energy resources are deployed equitably across all eight wards of the District.
“As OPC is the advocate for DC utility consumers, it’s in keeping with the Office’s mission to provide useful information about solar energy options and their impact on electric bills in simple and clear terms,” said People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia Sandra Mattavous-Frye. “Moreover, if we can help to demystify the process of going solar, residents will be able to determine if this energy source is the right choice for their household.”
The guide was produced by the District of Columbia Office of the People’s Counsel (OPC) in conjunction with the Clean Energy States Alliance.
A DC Consumer’s Guide to Going Solar covers topics such as the environmental benefits of solar-generated electricity, owning versus leasing solar panels, tips for finding a contractor and opportunities for participating in a community solar project.