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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A series on how to electrify your home and transition to appliances that can run on renewable energy

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Nearly $20 Million for EV charging in Georgia

 “Building a statewide and national network of EV charging stations is just what Georgia needs to make the  transition to electric vehicles. It gives Georgians the right infrastructure to reduce air pollution and tackle the climate crisis by switching to zero-emission vehicles,” said “Tragically, pollution from cars, trucks and other vehicles cuts short an estimated 58,000 lives every year. This step toward an all-electric, zero-emission future is essential to ensure cleaner air for all.” 

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Nearly $20 Million for EV charging in Georgia

 “Building a statewide and national network of EV charging stations is just what Georgia needs to make the  transition to electric vehicles. It gives Georgians the right infrastructure to reduce air pollution and tackle the climate crisis by switching to zero-emission vehicles,” said “Tragically, pollution from cars, trucks and other vehicles cuts short an estimated 58,000 lives every year. This step toward an all-electric, zero-emission future is essential to ensure cleaner air for all.” 

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Atlanta’s new mayor should deploy solar to address climate and housing crisis

ATLANTA–Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center is calling on new Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens to ramp up the amount of solar installed on affordable housing developments across the city. As part of the call, the group released a fact sheet that includes case studies on how installing solar on affordable housing would reduce pollution, help Atlanta meet its climate goals and offer tens of thousands of dollars in savings over the lifetime of the system.

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Solar Power for All

As we begin a new phase of leadership at the City of Atlanta, the opportunity to address two compounding issues affecting Atlanta’s most vulnerable residents—the climate and housing crises—should not be passed up. Atlanta’s priorities and policies must maximize the clean energy output of our affordable housing investments.

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