Students Lutz Steiner, left, and Henning Zimmer of Team Germany, set the last solar panel on their team's house during the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Students Lutz Steiner, left, and Henning Zimmer of Team Germany, set the last solar panel on their team's house during the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Many rate-payers are on edge now that public utility regulators have cleared the way for the energy company Exelon to acquire Pepco. Some worry that the new company will raise rates and provide diminished customer service to those in the D.C. region. But solar power advocates have their own qualms about how these changes threaten the future of their community. We talk with the director of the Community Power Network about how the Pepco-Exelon merger may threaten the future of urban solar power generation in D.C.

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  • Anya Schoolman Executive director, Community Power Network
  • Sandra Mattavous-Frye People's Counsel, District of Columbia

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