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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate One of the Largest Municipal Solar Projects in the Country at HD Woodson High School

Monday, April 16, 2018

(Washington, DC) On Tuesday, April 17, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will kick off #EarthWeekDC by cutting the ribbon at HD Woodson High School in Ward 7 to celebrate the launch of one of the largest on-site solar projects in the country. HD Woodson is one of roughly 50 District government facilities with a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. With a combined 670 kilowatt (kW) solar roof and parking lot installation, it is the most powerful solar power generating system in the District.

Together, solar arrays on the 50 government sites, including schools, recreation centers, MPD facilities, as well as a hospital and warehouse, generate more than 11 megawatts of solar electricity.

Mayor Bowser has declared this #EarthWeekDC by launching a series of events that celebrate Earth Day as well as highlight her administration’s progress in making DC the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States.


Tuesday, April 17, at 11 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Greer Gillis, Director, Department of General Services


HD Woodson High School
540 55th Street, NE
*Closest Metros: Minnesota Avenue Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16.