New technology makes a solar future even easier. What's getting in the way? 

Technological barriers to powering our life with solar energy are crumbling by the day. Coupled with the right mix of solar policies enacted by federal, state and local officials, clean energy technologies will continue to help us tap into the power of the sun.

Last chance to tell your solar story!


Across the nation, people are going solar. Every one of you has a different story to tell. This summer we’ve been running a solar-focused photo contest in order to see, hear, and share your stories.

We love the stories we’re getting and we want to see more. So, we’ve extended the contest deadline. Please send in an image, if you haven’t already, by September 15th.

News Release | Environment America

New report ranks top solar states in America

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar electric power tripled in the United States between 2012 and 2014 and ten states are responsible for 86% of today’s solar electricity capacity, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

Report | Environment America

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is booming. In just the last three years, America’s solar photovoltaic capacity tripled. In 2014, a third of the United States’ new installed electric capacity came from solar power. And in three states – California, Hawaii, and Arizona – solar power now generates more than 5 percent of total electricity consumption.

Hope, not complacency

By | Bret Fanshaw
Solar Program Coordinator

President Obama one thing clear to me and other attendees of the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday – he is ready to tap into the power of the sun. In his speech in Las Vegas, the president stressed the urgent need to implement clean energy solutions in order to cut global warming pollution and strengthen our economic future. 

News Release | Environment America

President Obama Announces Major Initiatives Expanding Access to Clean Local Power

This afternoon President Obama announced a number of bold initiatives designed to boost clean onsite and distributed energy; such as solar, small
wind and energy efficiency.

Clean Energy Revolution?


As the threat of severe ecological and economic hardship poised by climate change becomes more apparent by the day, we know that implimenting solar, wind, and energy efficiency as a part of the Clean Power Plan is the best way to protect our environment and revolutionize the way we power our lives. But it won't happen without you.

“Instead of sitting back and letting this happen I’ll do my little things. I’m not going to change the world, but if there were 1,000 of me it might.” 

How one man got a small Arizona community to go solar. 

News Release | Environment America

Tough carbon pollution limits huge step on climate & clean energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The final Clean Power Plan, scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow, is expected to be even stronger than the original, which required a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

News Release | Environment America

Solar industry: we can drive pollution reductions in Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC– With the Clean Power Plan days away from becoming final, more than 650 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, supporting a strong plan that emphasizes renewable energy.