Wondering if there’s community solar near you? We mapped out every U.S. community solar farm based on data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The buzz around community solar is growing. All across the country, local solar farms are spreading solar access neighborhood by neighborhood. But most folks still aren’t sure whether community solar is
“There is an old parable of the blind men trying to describe an elephant. Each can only feel one piece and thus they each miss out on the whole picture.” Climate change affects all aspects of life — the environment, politics, economics, and social equity, to name a few. Work in the renewable energy industry
A look ahead at a year of community solar progress from coast to coast. When you spend most of your week reading, talking, thinking, and perhaps even dreaming about community solar, as we here at Solstice do, it can sometimes be easy to forget that it remains a pretty new concept for many people. State
With its upcoming Solar for All program, Illinois is about to give us a big hint. Certain facts about the world are just self-evident. Water freezes below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Things fall when they are dropped. Nobody likes doing their taxes. And Congress doesn’t pass climate change legislation. As an American growing up in the
The consequences of climate change are here. Sea levels are rising, heat waves worsening, crops losing productivity, and deserts spreading. And the costs of these climate-related damages aren’t paid by polluters—instead, everyday citizens take on the burden. But what if there was a way to more accurately represent the true cost of carbon pollution, to make sure that
A conversation is being held in states across America that will shape the future of solar energy. Strong opinions have come to the forefront as citizens debate the merit of feed-in tariffs and the answer to one fundamental question: how should Americans be compensated for the renewable energy that they produce? This question has sparked such a strong
Solar is driving a jobs boom in America and making our energy systems more affordable and sustainable. Now is no time to impose job-killing tariffs–but the we know that the industry will persist and continue to expand regardless. Last Thursday, NASA reported that our planet had just experienced its four hottest years in human history.
It’s time to address the elephant in the room: government subsidies for solar energy. It’s a common belief that solar energy isn’t viable without them. Some even argue that the government shouldn’t incentivize solar at all. When compared to fossil fuels, they say, the numbers don’t add up, and funding solar projects is a waste
Despite its northern latitude, Massachusetts has long been one of the leading states in solar energy. Now, a new set of regulations will define the state’s solar market over the next several years. For those too busy to dive into dense regulatory documents, here’s a summary of the new guidelines. The Road to SMART Regulations
Community Solar Brings You Savings on Your Electric Bill. These Are the Policies that Make it Happen.
Community solar is one of the most affordable forms of renewable energy. By allowing you to subscribe to a local solar farm, community solar makes it possible for you to see a discount on your energy supply without paying any additional costs. So what makes community solar possible, and what are the rules that compensate solar