Electriq Power and SEDC Solar partner on no-cost solar + storage systems in D.C.
Through the SEDC Solar Program, qualifying homeowners and businesses in the Washington DC area can have solar panels and batteries installed for free with a 20-year maintenance contract. Funded by local and federal government tax breaks, the program will help reduce utility costs and provide reliable backup energy to some of Washington’s most economically distressed neighborhoods, as well as other parts of the National Capital Region. The battery systems are supplied by Electriq Power.
“We are proud to continue our efforts to expand access to reliable and affordable clean energy in communities that will be impacted by climate change,” said Michele Tihami, Chief Revenue Officer of Electriq Power. “We are pleased to have found a partner in SEDC Solar who believes that the benefits of energy storage and renewable energy generation should be available to everyone, regardless of economic status.”
Electriq’s participation in the SEDC Solar program continues the company’s commitment to provide fair access to energy storage. The company is currently working with the City of Parlier, California, a rural farming community in the Central Valley, to provide low-cost solar and battery storage solutions to low-to-middle-income (LMI) households. Both programs aim to expand access to renewable energy where solar and home storage are typically economically unattainable.
The benefits of the SEDC Solar program extend to the local community with job creation and training in technical installation and repairs, as well as roles in both sales and marketing. For example, for every 50 homes or 12 churches, the program hires and trains one employee to ensure the efficiency and quality of the system and increase the reach of the program within local communities.
“SEDC Solar is a means for people to do good and do good at the same time,” said Thomas Jones, manager of SEDC Solar. “There is a real opportunity to provide equitable solutions to communities in the DC area and we are proud to call Electriq Power a partner in this endeavor.”
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