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

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Student government to the University of South Florida: It’s time to commit to 100% renewable energy

TAMPA — By unanimous consent, senators from the University of South Florida’s student government association have passed a resolution calling for the university to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2040.

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Student governments at UCF and UWF call for 100 percent renewable energy commitments

ORLANDO AND PENSACOLA — By an overwhelming margin, student governments at the University of Central Florida and the University of West Florida each passed resolutions calling for their school to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources.

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SB 856, HB 839, and SB 1128 Testimony | Ryann Lynn

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News Release | Environment Florida

Statement: Dangerous energy preemption bills pass first committee

The Florida Senate Committee on Regulated Industries passed SB 856 and SB 1128 Tuesday and HB839, which is a companion bill to SB 856, is expected to pass through the House Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee. 

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Cleaning up the mess of weakened efficiency standards | Wendy Wendlandt

Looking to save money, water and energy? You shouldn’t have to look to showerheads of the past.

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