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Our mission is to accelerate adoption of the world’s most abundant energy source. Through our leadership, research, and capacity building, we create transformative solutions to achieve a prosperous future in which solar technology is integrated into all aspects of our lives.

Be part of the solution. Make a donation to The Solar Foundation today and help us create a bright solar future.

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U.S. Solar Workers

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States with positive annual employment growth

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NEW SOLAR JOBS ADDED SINCE 2010

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A Bright Future For All

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.

About The Solar Foundation

Solar Jobs Census

Our annual Solar Jobs Census tracks the dramatic growth in solar jobs over the past eight years. Visit our Solar Jobs Map to find out the number of jobs in your state, metro area, and congressional district.

Read the report.

 

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.

Innovative Solar Finance For Nonprofits

 

We support solar energy development by making it easier for tax-exempt organizations like schools, affordable housing, and places of worship to finance solar projects.

Learn more about our work.

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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