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DDOE Offers Funding for Solar, Wind Energy Projects

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

MEDIA CONTACT: Alan Heymann (202) 741-2136

Washington, DC – District residents, businesses, nonprofits and private schools may now apply for up to $33,000 in assistance to install renewable energy systems on their buildings. The Green Energy DC Incentive Program is the first of a series of upcoming initiatives to support clean energy technology. Up to $2 million for each of the next four years will be available, beginning immediately with solar photovoltaic and wind turbine systems.

“The District’s rooftops are an amazing, untapped resource for clean, renewable energy,” said George S. Hawkins, director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). “It’s exciting to be able to offer more incentives than we ever have before.”

Incentive payments are based on the amount of electricity the renewable energy system generates. Projects must be completed within six months. DDOE expects to be able to offer incentives for solar thermal, geothermal, biomass and methane recovery systems in the next several months.

For more information and a downloadable packet of application materials, visit the Green Energy DC website or email [email protected].