Solar Works DC trainees up on the roof during an install.

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Solar Works DC offers District residents hands-on solar installation training, lessons in career development, case management services, and job placement support for graduates.


Our workforce training programs and no-cost solar installations help underserved and underresourced communities in the Washington, DC region enjoy the benefits of clean energy. The NextGen Training Academy and its flagship program, Solar Works DC, helps District residents gain skills to enter and thrive in the solar industry. At the same time, homeowners that go solar with us save money and lower carbon emissions with PV solar systems installed at no cost.

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Get in Touch

1629 Benning RD NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002

Mail: P.O. Box 48118, Washington, DC, 20002

Phone: (202) 602-0191

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For donations and corporate partnership information, please contact Elijah Perry at

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Our Blog

GRID Mid-Atlantic July Policy Roundup

Maryland addresses electrification, interconnection, and community solar; federal funding lays the groundwork for clean energy action in Virginia; federal IRA funding rollout continues; and more included in this month's policy roundup!

GRID Mid-Atlantic June Policy Roundup

This month's policy highlights: the DC Council invites GRID Mid-Atlantic to share their insights on green workforce development, Maryland addresses electrification, federal funding lays groundwork for clean energy action in Virginia, and the federal IRA energy justice funding rollout continues.

February 2023 Policy Roundup

The latest in local and national renewable energy policy: DC council reviews climate bills, extending a solar pilot program in Maryland, a solar setback in Virginia, and the federal government's latest actions around the Inflation Reduction Act.