Want to go solar? A good place to start is DC SUN:
DC Solar United Neighbors (DC SUN)
1115 Massachusetts Ave., SE
“DC SUN expands access to solar by educating District residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening D.C.’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters . . . DC SUN has helped hundreds of District residents go solar. We work with communities to develop solar co-ops that lower the cost and simplify the process of going solar. DC SUN provides co-op members with technical assistance to ensure they are satisfied with their solar purchase.”
Neighborhood Solar Coops
Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar systems together to save money and share knowledge.
Community solar offers the benefit of solar to community members (subscribers) who can’t, or prefer not to, install solar panels on their homes. This gives renters an option to purchase solar power. With community solar, you can purchase or lease a “share” in a community solar project. Every month, you receive a credit on your electricity bill for the energy produced by your share.