DC Solar United Neighborhoods
We are working with other communities to build a network of neighborhoods committed to solar energy and taking real action to reduce our dependence on carbon polluting energy.
DC Solar Rebate
We are a member of Community Power Network, a national coalition of groups that support community-based renewable energy.
The Mt. Pleasant Solar Cooperative is making itself heard.
Story on WAMU Radio. "DC Considers Community Solar Power" (March 8, 2012)
Profile on Center for a New American Dream. "New Dream Community Action Kit" (2012)
Story on WAMU Radio. "New Fund Helps Nonprofits Go Solar" (November 4, 2011)
Press release from DC SUN. "DC SUN Helping Community Organizaitons Save Money, Go Solar" (October 1, 2011)
Story in Solar Today. "A Little Co-op and How It Grew" (March 2011)
Story in Dowser. "A sun-powered collective" (March 11, 2011)
January 2011, story in National Green Pages about one of our solar families. "How the Morales Gaskin Family Went Solar" (January 2011)
September 2010, nice article in HillRag about going solar in DC from our sister coop on Capitol Hill. "Solar Power: Easy, Saves Money, Helps the Environment" (September 2010)
July 29, 2010, article from Washington City Paper discussing solar power industry. "Here Comes the Sun: D.C.’s Solar Power Industry Tries to Grow-Around Pepco" (Thursday, July 29, 2010)
May 28, 2010, article from CNBC.com discussing solar coop. "Community Solar Projects Sprout Up Across US" (Friday, May 28, 2010)
January/February, 2010, Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop profile in Cooperative Business Journal. "An Interview with Solar Activist Anya Schoolman" (January/February 2010)
September 16, 2009, interview with Anya Schoolman. "An interview with solar activitst Anya Schoolman" (Wednesday, September 16, 2009)
August 13, 2009, article on neighborhood solar cooperatives. "The pleasant way to go solar: Neighborhood cooperatives" (Thursday, August 13, 2009)
June 11, 2009, article from DC City Paper that talks about the Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop and our support of legislation in DC to promote renewable energy. "Sun Blocks " (Washington City Paper, June, 11 2008)
This article gives you a good idea why we think solar is an affordable way to meet our local energy needs. Mt Pleasant Solar Coop letter submitted to the DC City Council
Washington Business Journal article profiling the Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop and our attempt to develop a deal with Pepco. "Clouds hang over Mount Pleasant's plan to go solar" (Friday, February 22, 2008)
This front page story on growing pressure on the electrical grid cites the Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop as leaders in pushing for solutions. “Threat of Power Shortages Generating New Urgency”(Washington Post, February 2, 2008)
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