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There are three primary financial benefits that allow homeowners to generate new income from solar panels:

Eliminate Electric Bills

With net metering, solar owners sell excess energy back to their utility company effectively eliminating or even getting negative electric bills.


Collect Tax Credits

Receive a 30% tax credit via the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on residential and commercial projects.


Cash in Energy Credits

Solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) are generated for every 1,000 kWh produced by your system which can be sold to utility companies and investors. 

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About Us At City Renewables

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City Renewables was founded to help homeowners and businesses make the switch to solar energy. We know that going solar can be a daunting task, so we’re here to guide you through every step of the process.

We’ve learned one thing over the years: there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to solar. That’s why we offer several financial options and build customized systems for each of our clients.

We’re passionate about solar energy, and we’re only happy when we deliver exceptional service. So if you’re considering converting to solar, give us a call! We’ll walk you through everything you need to know.

Based on 69 reviews
Richard Lambert Jr
Richard Lambert Jr
December 18, 2022.
Purchasing solar was the best decision of 2021. Thanks to City Renewable and Ben, the installation and financing were quick and easy. The panels worked from day 1 and we have never had problems. Our bills went from over $150/month before solar to negatives after solar from April through October. And the SREC$$$ is real.
Zach N
Zach N
November 17, 2022.
Excellent experience with this company! Ben was such a pleasure to work with. He helped us from start to finish in getting solar installed on three properties. Cannot recommend City Renewables more highly!
Dr Eugene Su
Dr Eugene Su
November 11, 2022.
When I first became interested in solar, I went to Tesla and Rebecca at Virginia Renewables for a quote. As attractive and appealing as it was to have "Tesla" powering my solar, it was Rebecca's knowledge and personalized customer service that I valued the most. Someone that I could call and text really expedited the ease of the process and my many questions. It also made me happy to support her and the local business community she is connected with. Thank you VA Renewables for helping my family go Green and Local.
Owen McDougall
Owen McDougall
October 2, 2022.
Great experience from start to finish in installing solar panels for our condo. Anyone in DC who owns should consider exploring this - it cut our electricity bill significantly and the financing options mean that it will come out net zero for you over a year.
Stephen Poole
Stephen Poole
August 20, 2022.
Ben Colbert from City Renewables acted as the General Contractor to get Solar Panels installed on our home. He's very knowledgeable & personable. A friend referred us to City Renewables and he educated us on the state of the market & our options. Once we decided to move forward he led us through every step. If you're on the fence but thinking about installing Solar Panels, reach out to City Renewables. It can't hurt to learn about your options & these days there are several benefits to having Solar panels, especially in DC. We just got our 1st Pepco bill after Solar panels are functioning and we saw a $100 decrease in the bill because we now produce our own energy too!
KT Beckman-Götrich
KT Beckman-Götrich
August 17, 2022.
Ben and Peter made it so easy for our family to access Solar. When we heard about solar opportunities, we started researching 4 years ago, but we were house poor, so we settled on buying green energy with Arcadia. Legislation changed, and I was glad to see more neighbors get access and share their experiences. Ben’s at City Renwables was highly reccomended! I had called around and researched but he was the clearest communicator and most approachable. I’m so glad he moved at the speed of trust and made sure we went with a plan that fit our budget. I’m so excited to be a part of the green economy in a more generative way. This means a lot to our family and will be an incredible savings!
Saumil Shah
Saumil Shah
August 14, 2022.
Navigating all the rules and partners (Pepco, DCRA, etc.) is complicated, but Ben will stick with you every step of the way and make sure everything just works! Very happy with my purchase and service.
Michael Rouse
Michael Rouse
August 8, 2022.
City Renewables helped us install our solar system. Ben is terrific in explaining all the moving parts in the process and kept us up to date as things progressed. After install, he followed up with a site visit to review the work with us. Seamless process and happy clients here! As an architect, I don't hesitate recommending City Renewables and Ben to my clients.
Nicholas Lefevre
Nicholas Lefevre
July 12, 2022.
City Renewables provided me utterly turnkey service in setting up my solar electric system in NW Washington, DC. They got the permits, arranged for the smart electic upgrades, installed the solar panels in a single day, got my solar credits, and followed up with me. If you have a roof and sun overhead, there is literally no excuse for failing to go solar. My electric bill is now negative or negligible and a receive periodic rebate payments. I elected to pay for the panels instead of financing them. My investment will turn positive in about two years. After that it's all gravy. Plus, I get to feel good.



Thank you for your interest in going solar!  Ben will contact you shortly to answer any questions and collect some information to provide you with a free design and proposal.