Thousands of villages across the world lack access to clean, safe food. For some however, going back to an old cooking method that uses the sun has proven to be life-changing. Around the world, people living in rural villages come home from a long day of work, only to leave the house again. They’re not
Solar Star, America’s largest solar farm, provides enough clean energy to power over 250,000 homes. What does all that solar power look like? Solar energy comes in all shapes and sizes, from single-panel-powered gadgets to rooftop solar systems to solar farms. Even within these categories, there’s plenty of room for diversity. Take solar farms, for
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.
Solar energy provides many benefits compared to fossil fuel generation, perhaps most notably the ability to address large-scale environmental problems like pollution and climate change. But like many of you, we’re also concerned with our solar farms’ local impacts. If a solar farm is developed without considering effects to its local environment, it can harm
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
Just a year ago, Solstice was comprised of five full-time team members, largely volunteering their time for the organization’s mission and working out of a collection of donated office spaces. As they began to gain real traction with customers and investors, the team sat down in 2016 and distilled their shared ethics into five core
Only 13 percent of households with rooftop solar earn less than $45,000 per year, even though this group of Americans makes up a full quarter of the US population. This imbalance reflects the fact that low- and middle-income (LMI) communities, which also are disproportionately affected by air pollution and climate change, have to overcome systemic
We recently wrote a blog explaining what a solar garden is (think of a smaller-scale solar farm that serves the needs of local residents) but we also wanted to take the time to help you understand the context: what do solar gardens look like, and where are they built? Where Are Community Solar Gardens Allowed?
Community solar has its own unique benefits for the economy, the environment, and your household–and it’s already having a nationwide impact. Here are the 8 biggest benefits of community solar: 1. Don’t Own Your Home? No Problem. Community solar allows households to tap into a local shared solar farm and see savings on their electric
We know our customers: They’re driven by their values, and the urge to bring solar to their local community. Many of them have even called us, seeking a way to spread community solar to their friends and neighbors. Now, there is one: becoming a Solstice Ambassador. Solstice connects residents like you to clean, affordable energy.