Affordable Solar for All: Solstice’s Approach to Democratizing Clean Energy Access, Explained.

When Solstice Co-Founder & CEO Steph Speirs first decided that she wanted to bring affordable solar to every American household, she was halfway around the world. She had been working with local communities to expand solar access in off-grid rural communities in India, and one day she realized that the households that she talked to…

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The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Solar Farms in 2018

Solar energy: It’s clean. It’s renewable. It’s cheap. But can it be beautiful? Solar enthusiasts know all these things to be true, but in general, solar panels aren’t known for their aesthetic appeal. As more and more solar farms are installed around the world, developers are getting creative, and making their projects more picturesque than…

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Here’s How We Can Work With the Natural World to Fight Climate Change

We’ve covered the climate benefits of solar energy extensively because we know that our energy systems are the single biggest emitter of greenhouse gases—but we also know that when it comes to climate change, that’s only half the story. When experts such as the writers of Drawdown consider how best to halt climate change, they take a holistic view…

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A Carbon Tax to Stop Climate Change? Here’s the Lowdown on Carbon Pricing in 2018

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…

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5 Truly Odd Ways to Reverse Climate Change

“The Solstice team has collectively spent decades studying solutions to climate change, but even we were shocked by some of these solutions. We got so excited that we put to gather a list of the five most interesting and unexpected solutions…” Recent changes in energy, agriculture, and transportation have made clean solutions more efficient and…

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What is the Difference Between Net Metering and Feed-in Tariffs?

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…

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How Much Does Solar Cost in 2018?

You’ve probably heard by now that installing solar on your home can bring you savings in the long term. And it’s true: if you’re among the 20 percent of Americans who can install solar on your roof or property, buying your own rooftop array will help you squeeze the most savings out of your panels.…

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