D.C. backs out of plan to reimburse residents who installed solar panels

In an effort to help close the District's massive budget gap, the city has backed out of a grant program promising thousands of dollars in reimbursements to residents who installed solar panels on their homes, the Washington Post reports.

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The Post reports $700,000 is owed to 51 District residents through the Renewable Energy Incentive Plan.

"It just doesn't seem fair to go through a process with them and have them make investments in solar panels under the assumption they would be reimbursed," Christophe Tulou, the D.C. Department of the Environment director, told the Washington Post. "It's really sad we are having these economic woes when we are."

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