Washington, D.C.

Washington Post comes out against tariffs on solar

The Post has become the latest large mainstream U.S. news publication to oppose the tariffs, as South Korea considers a WTO complaint.

Worth more than gold: Solar helps vault D.C. to LEED Platinum status

The nation’s capital becomes the first city in the world to earn the coveted LEED status, thanks in large part to its commitment to installing solar.

Washington D.C. launches new low-income solar & job training program

GRID Alternatives will run the first year of the program, training D.C. residents in solar installation while installing PV systems.

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Real estate constraints, finance are key problems for rooftop solar in Washington D.C.

A new report finds that the nation’s capital has the ability to host up to 2.5 GW of rooftop solar potential and looks at ways to reach that potential.

Bosch Solar voluntarily recalls 28,000 solar panels

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission partnered with the California company to recall PV modules that could overheat and catch fire, though no incidents or injuries have been reported.

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Washington D.C. is not meeting its solar carve-out

Data published by EIA shows that less than half the district’s solar requirement was met in 2015.

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Washington D.C. raises renewable energy mandate to 50% by 2032 with 5% solar carve-out

The nation’s capital now has the fifth-most-aggressive RPS policy in the nation. As part of the new program the city plans to provide access to solar PV for 100,000 low-income households.

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