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

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Coalition touts renewable energy for Maine

Leaders of a coalition that's pushing for a referendum to mandate increased use of renewable energy in Maine said Wednesday their initiative would reduce dependence on foreign oil while lowering residential energy bills.

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LePage opposes renewable energy mandate in Maine

Gov. Paul LePage is urging residents not to sign a referendum petition aimed at requiring at least 20 percent of Maine's electricity come from new renewable energy sources by 2020

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Maine environmentalists gearing up for battle this legislative session

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Clean Energy Initiative Gains Enormous Momentum in Gathering Signatures

Maine Citizens for Clean Energy announced today that 28,000 Mainer voters signed a petition on Election Day to put a citizen’s initiative on next year’s ballot to expand clean energy in Maine, beating the coalition’s goal to collect 20,000 signatures less than two weeks after launching the campaign.

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Coalition Announces Citizens Initiative to Expand Clean Energy in Maine

Diverse coalition of business, labor, and environmental groups announces ballot initiative campaign to increase Maine’s energy independence.

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