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D.C. Solar Incentives

Bring Home the Benefits of Solar and Storage in D.C.


Washington, D.C. solar price drop over the last five years.1


Battery storage price drop in the U.S. since 2012.2


D.C.’s electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2032.3

Our nation’s capital is a great place for solar, thanks to the plummeting cost of rooftop panels1 and home batteries.2 These are also excellent solar incentives in D.C. that can help you go solar for less.

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the country.4 We work to ensure you can gain energy independence, get outage protection, and reduce your carbon footprint while verifying you enjoy all the benefits of solar power in Washington, D.C.

Solar Incentives, Tax Credits, and Solar Rebates in D.C.*



Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)**

The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.5

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

Compensation per kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by the system. (Based on market value.)6,7

Solar Energy System Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption on the added home value from a solar installation in D.C.8

D.C. Solar for All Program

Qualified low-income renters and homeowners who can’t install solar panels in their property could save money on their electric bill with D.C.’s Solar for All community solar program.9

Find out if You Qualify for D.C. Solar Incentives

Learn the Details of Washington, D.C. Solar Incentives

Buy and install new solar panels in D.C. in 2021, with or without a home battery, and qualify for the 26% federal solar tax credit. The residential ITC drops to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024.5

Average-sized 5-kW rooftop solar system cost in D.C.: $14,282

Approximate system cost in D.C. after the 26% ITC in 2021: $10,56910

With a home solar system in D.C., you may be eligible to earn SRECs, also known as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), to make money for every kWh of solar energy you create (based on the SREC market value).6,7

Add a new home solar energy system to your D.C. home and your property taxes won’t go up.8 Installing a rooftop solar panel system could also help you build home value.

Eligible low-income renters and homeowners in the District of Columbia who can’t install a photovoltaic (PV) system because they live in a multi-family building or because their roofs are shaded or need repairs may be able to save up to 50% on their electricity bill with D.C.’s Solar for All community solar program.9

The program varies by income and people living in each household. Visit the Solar for All program’s site to see if you qualify.

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 the federal tax credit schedule from 2021 to 2024 chart. 26% federal tax credit in 2021 & 2022, steps down to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024
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*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.

**We recommend contacting a tax professional to most accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.