Bill# 20-0057, also known as the Community Renewables Energy Act of 2013, is a critical piece of legislation that will provide open access to solar power for all of DC residents. Essentially this Bill is a community solar initiative that would permit DC residents to subscribe to a portion of a solar array and receive credit, on their monthly electric bill, for the solar electricity it produces. If this Bill is enacted, it will be the greatest leap forward since the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008.
Why is this Bill important? Unfortunately, many residents of DC are unable to use solar energy because they either rent apartments, condominiums, etc. or their properties are just not ideal for solar installation. The Community Renewables Energy Act of 2013 would provide the opportunity and a creative way for more DC residents to go solar. It would also eliminate worries customers have about any operational costs associated with going solar.
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