New Partners Community Solar believes that the health, environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income.
Since March 2017, New Partners has been producing and distributing clean, renewable energy from three solar arrays on commercial buildings. We are now distributing $25,000 per year—in $20-30 monthly utility billing credits—to 100 low-income families.
Nixon Peabody partners Herb Stevens and Jeff Lesk founded New Partners to develop a model for generating energy from newly-developed solar arrays on District of Columbia commercial rooftops and distributing the energy to low-income individuals and families to reduce their energy burdens. In successfully financing, installing, interconnecting and operating these arrays, and in successfully signing up low-income subscribers to receive this renewable energy at no cost, New Partners has completed the first Community Solar project in Washington D.C.
Partner with Us
Supported by Nixon Peabody’s pro bono initiative, New Partners has recently embarked on a second phase to scale the program, with the objective of cutting in half the utility bills of several hundred additional affordable housing tenants throughout the nation’s capital. New Partners will do this by developing a megawatt of solar facilities on more than a dozen additional DC rooftops. This phase will be part of the recently-enacted D.C. Solar for All program. If you would like to partner with us, as a rooftop owner, solar developer, volunteer, or community advocate please fill out the form to the right or e-mail
New Partners Community Solar Corp.
799 9th St. NW Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20001
Herb Stevens, Cofounder and President
Jeff Lesk, Cofounder and Vice President
Genevieve Hulick, Executive Director