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Mayor Bowser to Launch Solar Works DC

Sunday, July 23, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, July 24, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch Solar Works DC, an eco-friendly program to install solar panels in the homes of nearly 300 low-income residents, reducing expenses to nearly $600 annually. A collaborative initiative between the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and Department of Employment Services (DOES), Solar Works DC will also provide job training for more than 200 Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) participants.
 
Last year, Mayor Bowser signed the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Expansion Amendment Act – a legislation to increase the amount of energy from renewable sources to 50 percent by 2032, expand solar capacity in the District to five percent by 2032, and provide the benefits of locally generated solar energy to low-income households, seniors, small businesses, and nonprofits. Last week, the RPS bill provided DOEE the opportunity to award $13.2 million grants to increase access to clean energy for low-income families, create green jobs and businesses, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in support of Climate Ready DC and Sustainable DC.
 
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Tommy Wells, Director, DOEE
Odie Donald II, Director, DOES
 
WHEN:
Monday, July 24, at 11 am
 
WHERE:
1600 Block of Trinidad Avenue, NE
*Closest Metro: U nion Station*
*Bus Lines: D4, D8*

 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).