Ethos Strategic Consulting is a DC-based, full-service management consulting firm with advisory services focused on solar and energy storage technologies, businesses, and policies. We provide strategic guidance and solutions to Capitol region solar energy companies, electricity providers, and clean energy advocates. We also have considerable experience in all aspects of solar energy project development and financing, with a special focus on overcoming the challenges of working in dense urban environments and lower-income communities.
We are currently the project lead for the Capitol Solar Canopy Cooperative, an initiative funded by the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and the Environment and the U.S. Department of Energy, to deploy at least one megawatt of solar canopies on the surface parking lots of multi-family affordable housing in the District of Columbia in order to provide cash dividends from the sale of the clean electricity directly to the low-income tenants of the adjacent buildings. We are seeking to partner with low-income housing owners with suitable properties. In exchange for leasing a property’s surface parking area, the owner of a master-metered building will be able to purchase all the electricity generated by that solar project at a savings of approximately 20 percent compared with their current electricity rate.