December 4 -- The District will soon install solar panels on the roofs and parking lots of 34 government-owned facilities, bumping the city government’s total solar energy capacity by about 70 percent, according to an announcement from Mayor Muriel Bowser this week.
Bowser hailed the project as one of the largest municipal onsite solar projects in the United States. The D.C. Department of General Services struck the agreement last week to purchase the power — known as a Power Purchase Agreement — with Nextility Inc., a D.C.-based energy company.
Officials estimate that it will save taxpayers $25 million over the deal’s 20-year term. >>View Article