Solar power is a growing American success story

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have gone solar and millions more are ready to join their ranks so all of us can power our lives and our communities with clean, renewable, local energy. The barriers to solar are falling faster than ever, too, with more and more cities, states and companies adopting innovative pro-solar policies that have made solar cheaper and easier to install.

That’s why we have 10 times more solar power in the U.S. today than we did in 2010, enough to power more than 5 million homes, with another home going solar every two minutes, as of the end of 2015.

What are we up against? 

Yet just as solar is about to reach a tipping point, some utilities and other special interests want to throw new obstacles in the way. Our Solar for All campaign is working to knock those barriers out of the way so more Americans can go solar.

We’re working with our national network to urge mayors, governors and others to set ambitious solar goals and commitments, offer new solar incentives, and promote new community solar programs. And we’re mobilizing people to counter the utilities and other special interests who want to make solar more expensive and harder to install.

We’re fighting attacks

And we’re winning. In just the past year, we’ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston, Athens and Atlanta, and New York State and California, among other places. Over the last 10 years, we’ve helped establish dozens of pro-solar programs, including the biggest: California’s Million Solar Roofs Initiative.

What can you do? 

We want you to join us by showing your support for solar. You can send an email to your local officials, write a letter to your local newspaper, attend one of our solar forums, or join us at a news conference or other special event.

Whatever you can do, the time for action is now. Solar is at a tipping point. If we keep winning more pro-solar policies, we’ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade, putting us on a path to a 100% renewable future. If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way, that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls.

Together, we can achieve Solar for All

We can do this. Together, we can bring more solar power to our homes, our communities, our churches and schools, our workplaces and our lives—and leave a cleaner, healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations.

Solar For All Updates

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The solar decision in Massachusetts: explained. | Ben Hellerstein

Finally! After more than year of gridlock, Governor Baker signed a bill that lifts restrictive caps on solar, opening the door for enough solar to power 100,000 Massachusetts homes with clean energy. The bill is a necessary step that will allow solar to continue to expand — but there is more work to do to put Massachusetts on track towards 100% clean, renewable energy.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Solar caps lifted, but more work to do

After more than a year of campaigning by environmental activists and business leaders, Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill to expand a key solar program today.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Solar bill headed to Governor’s desk

After months of deadlock over the future of solar energy, the Massachusetts Senate passed a compromise bill today to lift caps on a key solar program.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

On anniversary of solar caps, yet another obstacle to clean energy

Families and businesses hoping to switch to solar energy were dealt another setback yesterday, when a key solar program hit its cap for towns and cities served by Eversource.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Clean energy can meet 100 percent of our needs, experts say

With Massachusetts’ energy future up for debate on Beacon Hill, advocates and experts released a paper today arguing that a society powered by 100 percent renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is within reach.

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