District of Columbia
Keep Calm with Solar and a Home Battery in Washington, D.C.
Sunrun Can Help You Build a Cleaner and More Reliable Energy Future, Today
Washington, D.C. residents hit by blackouts from 2008 to 2017.1
D.C.’s solar price drop over the last five years.2
U.S. battery storage price drop since 2012.3
Did you know that the costs of rooftop solar panels and battery storage systems in D.C. are at an all-time low?2,3 It could now be incredibly cost-effective if you choose to start your solar journey with a Washington, D.C. solar company like Sunrun. This move can protect your home during power outages, boost your control over electricity bills, and lower your carbon footprint for decades.
Why Choose Sunrun in D.C.?
Solar made better
- Find your ideal system and battery
- Learn about incentives in your area
- Get your cost to go solar today
A Solar Plan for Almost Any Budget
Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, along with a back-up power system, we’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your D.C. solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in Washington, D.C. that you can team up with, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you whenever possible.
Solar + Brightbox™
Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Washington, D.C. This can help keep your appliances and devices powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.
More than 2.5 million D.C. residents were affected by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1
No one knows when an extreme weather event will cause a blackout, but with Brightbox, you won’t be left in the dark again.
When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable back-up power for later use.
Brightbox is the D.C. back-up storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work recharge until the grid's restored.
Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that’s dangerous for your health.8
Brightbox is fueled by the sun, so you can forget about the hassle of buying natural gas, diesel, or gasoline.
All Brightbox monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system runs smoothly. This perk sets it apart from the average solar battery in Washington, D.C.
D.C. Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***
Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)*
The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.5
D.C. Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)
Compensation per kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by the system. (Based on market value)6,9
D.C. Solar Energy System Property Tax Exemption
Property tax exemption on the added home value from a solar array in D.C.7
D.C. Solar for All Program
Qualified low-income homeowners who can’t install solar panels on their property could save money on their electric bill with D.C.’s Solar for All community solar program.10
Learn More about Washington, D.C. Solar Incentives
Be Part of D.C.'s Clean Energy Revolution
D.C.’s electricity generation that will come from clean energy sources by 2032.11
D.C.’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2006 levels by 2050.12
When you create and store your own solar energy in Washington, D.C., you can reduce your dependence on toxic and dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and resilient energy system that runs on clean local electricity. What’s more, Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has a net energy metering (NEM) program that could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar energy you produce and send to the grid.13 Net metering in D.C. could save you money on your future electric bills.
Ready to take the next step? Use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can ensure the District of Columbia keeps its role as a leader in America’s clean energy revolution.
*We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.
**One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours.
***Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives, and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a home solar system from Sunrun.