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About The Solar Foundation

The Solar Foundation (TSF) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase understanding of solar energy through strategic research and education that transforms markets.


US Solar Workers

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States + DC with positive annual employment growth

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US K-12 schools with solar installations

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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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600 14th Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005


(202) 469-3750



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