Capital Solar Challenge


Location: Washington, D.C.


Intent:  The Capital Solar Challenge was initiated by the White House in April 2014 with the aim of identifying opportunities to generate and utilize solar energy at federal and military buildings in the national capital region. The initiative identified eighteen federal buildings in Washington, D.C. as candidates for the installation of rooftop photovoltaic panel arrays projected to produce over 3,750 MWH of power per year and to avoid more than 2,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Traceries advised on appropriateness and location of solar arrays, prepared fact sheets on the buildings’ history and significance, and coordinated agency reviews by the General Services Administration, Commission of Fine Arts, and National Capital Planning Commission.

Size:  18 Federally owned properties

Client:  United States Government

Completion:  2016