12 Jan 2011

greenHILLhome: Funding for Solar in DC Gets Cloudy

Several months ago I wrote about the basics of solar energy on the Hill, the options for funding and the benefits of the Capitol Hill Energy Co-op.  In 2010, more than 40 Co-op members completed installations on their Hill homes and another 20 signed contracts for installations in 2011.  Fifteen other co-ops were formed in […]

16 Jun 2010

greenHILLhome: Solar Panels, Part 3

We’ve covered the basics on how solar photovoltaic systems work, the tax incentives and rebates available, and the local Co-op working for solar power world domination (okay that’s a stretch but they are working hard at making it possible).  In this last installment (for now), we’ll visit with a couple more Hill residents who have […]

19 May 2010

greenHILLhome: Solar Panels Investigated, Part 1

As a recent new homeowner I’ve been trying to find ways to green our home.  There are lots of little things we’ve done or started doing to reduce our energy use, reduce our water use, and recycle more.  One of the “bigger steps” and certainly a financial commitment we have started looking into is how […]

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