For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Father/Daughter Team Up for DC’s First Community Solar Project
WASHINGTON DC: January 10th, 2017. DC Resident Rebecca Mann and her father Neal Mann are poised to be the FIRST two PEPCO customers to take advantage of Washington DC’s newly revised and adopted Community Renewable Energy Facilities of 2016 (CREF). After a process lasting three years, the District has finally worked out all of the kinks that enable D.C. residents to benefit from solar, even if they can’t put panels on their own roof. Community solar offers the benefit of solar to community members (subscribers) who can’t, or prefer not to, install solar panels on their homes. This also gives renters an option to purchase solar power.
For the flagship project, Rebecca Mann is unable to install a solar power system due to limited roof space and shading constraints. Located one mile away – her father, Neal Mann, is currently having a 16.24kW grid-tied solar power system installed. This will generate enough power to offset a good portion of both his own, as well as his subscribing daughter’s, PEPCO utility bill — at full retail price.
The project is currently under construction and is poised to be interconnected and officially net-metered by the end of January 2017.
Solar Energy Services, Inc. is one of the region’s longest running solar installation companies. Founder Roger Perry has been in the solar energy industry for over 35 years. His partner, Rick Peters, is a current Board member and past President of MDV-SEIA. Locally owned and operated, SES installs both residential and commercial solar PV (electric), as well as solar thermal (hot water) systems in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.
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