WDC Solar: Sustainable energy, sustainable jobs

Like many urban centers, Washington has low-income residents, many seeking good jobs. African American–owned WDC Solar is giving all of them a boost by installing solar panels at no cost to residents and training young men and women in solar installation and maintenance skills.

Owner Mark Davis says, “WDC Solar is focused on installing solar primarily in low-income communities.”

And training helps uplift the communities in Washington and beyond.

“The skills that I learned at this job will help me throughout life,” says solar installer Ramo Herbert, who was unemployed before he was trained by WDC Solar. And residents like Ruth Harris are happy with lower electricity bills.