Together, we are creating transformative solutions to achieve a prosperous future in which solar energy is integrated into all aspects of our lives.


U.S. Solar Workers

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About The Solar Foundation

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar and solar-compatible technologies worldwide. We believe that increasing access to this clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable energy source will lift up people’s lives and bring about a prosperous future for all.

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Solar Jobs Census

Our annual Solar Jobs Census tracks the dramatic growth in solar jobs over the past nine years.

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Helping Over 200 Communities Go Solar


Our national SolSmart program is helping cities, counties, and small towns make it faster, easier and more affordable to go solar. Over 200 communities are SolSmart Gold, Silver, or Bronze, a sign that they are “open for solar business.”

Find out how your community can be next!

A More Diverse Solar Workforce

We published the first comprehensive research on the representation of women, people of color, and veterans in the solar industry. Learn how we can act now to build a more inclusive workforce. Read the report.

Solar Training Network

We’re supporting a strong and diverse solar workforce through the Solar Training Network, a program that helps meet the workforce needs of the solar industry through solar training and strategic employment partnerships. Learn more.

Solar Saves Lives in Puerto Rico

In response to the devastation after Hurricane Maria, we’re partnering with major humanitarian relief organizations to deliver solar + storage equipment where it’s needed the most. Learn how you can help.

American Solar Workforce Development

Visit, a platform for solar employers, career seekers, and trainers to make connections and build a strong and diverse solar workforce. Solar employers can post jobs, review resumes, and interact with promising candidates. This platform also provides the latest workforce development resources to help the solar industry thrive.

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Solar-Powered Schools

Solar panels save schools money on electricity bills so they can spend it on education. Read our report on solar schools across the U.S. and learn how your school can go solar. Learn more.

Partner With Us


You can play an essential role in our research, education, and implementation initiatives to expand the use of solar energy. Learn how your organization can be a collaborative partner to support our upcoming programs.

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