By Jessica Hunt, Environmental Leader
Nonprofit, Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), and DC Green Bank (DCGB) announced a $12.4 million investment to install 2.2 MW of solar panels at four affordable housing properties in the District, which will generate enough electricity to power 500 homes annually. Rooftop solar will be installed at Enterprise’s Arbor View and Randle Hill apartment communities in D.C. as well as carports with EV charging stations for residents of The Overlook at Oxon Run in Ward 8, along with Edgewood Commons, located in Ward 5.
The solar panels will eliminate up to 1,794 tons of carbon dioxide each year—signifying Enterprise’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance investing. In addition to reducing environmental impact, a new community solar program will offer residents electricity at 25% below the market rate. ECD and Prospect Solar have partnered to offer a workforce development program that will train local residents in all aspects of solar energy.