Solar Energy Systems in Washington, DC
Washington, DC, home and business owners have been fairly slow in adopting solar as an energy source, but that reputation is changing rapidly thanks to several local incentives designed to help DC become a renewable energy leader.
An initiative called “Sustainable DC” is committed to reducing harmful emissions to 50% under 2006 levels by 2032 and reducing emissions 100% by the year 2050.
The Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018 and the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, combined with federal incentives, make now the best time to go solar in Washington, DC.
Solar Roof Decks, Patios & Pergolas
For home and business owners, there are more options for solar than rooftop or ground-mounted systems. To provide extra utilities, Revolution Solar offers these less-traditional options.
- Solar rooftop decks: For homes or businesses with flat roofs and space to entertain, a solar rooftop deck can provide shelter from the sun while generating a significant amount of energy.
- Solar pergolas: A solar pergola or patio provides the same shade and energy generation with a smaller footprint for those without available roof space.
Revolution Solar specializes in these alternative sources of solar, bringing clean energy to spaces that otherwise wouldn’t have the room.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions we receive about solar panel installation include:
Solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells that absorb energy from sunlight. The solar energy is converted to usable energy that can be used to power your home or business.
Solar panels reduce pollution and lower residential and commercial energy bills by generating electricity through solar energy. Net metering and solar buyback programs lower electricity costs further by purchasing excess solar energy.
Hiring a professional will ensure proper installation, the appropriate permits are obtained, and they’ll apply for rebates and credits to help you save. When you attempt to install solar panels yourself, you risk improper installation, incorrect permits, and you may lose out on savings from available programs.
The number of solar panels needed for a home depends on the geographic location, energy usage, home size, and solar panel wattage. The average number of solar panels needed ranges from 16 to 25.