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Where are DC SREC prices headed in 2021?

Where are DC SREC prices headed in 2021?

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) remain the foremost driving force behind the deployment of solar PV in Washington, DC. What’s more, they are also the least understood and most difficult factor to forecast when modeling cash flows of a solar investment. This...

Fines for DC BEPS Noncompliance

Fines for DC BEPS Noncompliance

The fines for failing to comply with the District of Columbia’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) can be steep. Thankfully, as of 2021, they currently only apply to buildings over 50,000 total square feet and DC’s Office of Energy and Environment accepts...

Should I wait for a better deal on solar panels?

Should I wait for a better deal on solar panels?

We get this question quite a bit so thought we’d address it in our blog. Here’s how the argument goes: given that the price of solar panels continues to decline significantly each year, while their efficiency increases, it would stand to reason that someone could get...

The State of Solar in Montgomery County, MD

The State of Solar in Montgomery County, MD

By Stewart Lawrence In Montgomery County, Maryland, a progressive jurisdiction where support for renewable energy is widespread, there's been a notable jump in solar installations. In 2010, there were just 150 homes in the county with solar panels. That figure...

The Ongoing Battle over Solar Easements

The Ongoing Battle over Solar Easements

By Stewart Lawrence Washington, DC has embraced solar power in recent years but it remains an epicenter of conflict between solar power advocates and developers. Over a decade ago, the DC city council passed a law that guaranteed solar access for homeowners....

DC Raises Solar Net Metering Limits

DC Raises Solar Net Metering Limits

Good news coming from the DC Public Service Commission (PSC). A new regulation raises the maximum size of Net Energy Metered (NEM) solar PV systems. For a refresher as to what exactly a NEM system is, take a look at this article we posted a few months ago. Prior to...

Federal Solar ITC Included in New Recovery Bill

Federal Solar ITC Included in New Recovery Bill

by Bobby Monacella of Ipsun Solar This week House Democrats introduced the Moving Forward Act, a sweeping $1.5 trillion package to support long-term economic growth in response to COVID-19. We are so happy to see that the package includes our stated...

What is a Green Bank?

What is a Green Bank?

By Stewart Lawrence The DC Clean Energy Omnibus bill of 2018 established the creation of a “Green Energy Finance Authority,” or more commonly referred to as a Green Bank. That sounds interesting, but begs some questions: What is a Green Bank? What is its purpose and...