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About The Solar Foundation

An independent nonprofit founded in 1977, the mission of The Solar Foundation (TSF) is to increase understanding of solar energy through strategic research that educates the public and transforms markets. While solar energy is a key part of our energy future, TSF is committed to excellence in its aim to help people fairly and objectively gauge the value of the solar industry worldwide.

174000

US Solar Workers

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44

States + DC with positive annual employment growth

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3752

US K-12 schools with solar installations

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Programs

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Solar Jobs Census

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The Solar Foundation’s annual solar employment research explores the impact of solar energy development in the US.
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Solar Schools

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Through its Solar Schools Census, the BDR Memorial, and the National Solar Schools Consortium, TSF supports K-12 schools across the country in their efforts to deploy solar energy.

Policy Research

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The Solar Foundation provides technical assistance and salient solar education materials to local government leaders, helping to remove barriers to solar development.

Workforce Development

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The Solar Foundation regularly works to develop a number of labor market research projects with our partners in the private, foundation, and non-profit sectors.

Our Value

TSF is considered the premier research organization on the solar labor force, employer trends, and the economic impacts of solar. It has provided industry insight to the National Academies, the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Department of Energy, and other organizations during a time of dynamic industry growth and policy and economic uncertainty.

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Recent Publications

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Brighter Future

A Study on Solar in US Schools

Brighter Future

A Study on Solar in US Schools
September 2014
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Encouraging Solar Development Through Community Association Policies and Processes

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Encouraging Solar Development Through Community Association Policies and Processes
October 2013
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Considerations of Investing in Solar Energy

Understanding System Siting, Benefits, and Ownership Options

Considerations of Investing in Solar Energy

Understanding System Siting, Benefits, and Ownership Options
January 2015
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505 9th Street, NW - Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004

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(202) 469-3750

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info@solarfound.org

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