In late 2021, Sol Systems completed development of a 915 kW community solar project on the rooftop of the FedEx Express Eckington Place facility in Northeast Washington, D.C., Sol Systems’ largest project in its hometown of Washington, D.C.
FedEx will be allocating a portion of bill credits to SOME (So Others Might Eat) along with a supplemental cash donation, to offset the annual electricity costs of two SOME facilities. Sol Systems is matching FedEx’s first-year contribution and has committed to continued volunteer work with SOME over the project’s lifetime.
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Community Investment with SOME (So Others Might Eat)
FedEx is allocating a portion of the electricity bill credits generated by this solar installation to local nonprofit SOME (So Others Might Eat), which provides services to individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness in the District. The donated bill credits and supplemental cash donation from FedEx will offset the annual electricity costs for two SOME facilities. Sol Systems is matching FedEx’s first-year contribution and has committed to volunteer work with SOME over the lifetime of the project.
As part of Washington D.C.’s community solar program, CREF, the energy generated from this project will feed into the District’s electricity grid as a source of solar energy for use by the community at large rather than the facility it sits on directly. With a capacity of 915 kW, it is one of the largest community solar projects in the District.