Solar supporters urge Indiana energy task force to include distributed energy in discussions

Last year, Indiana lawmakers created a group to study how changes in our energy system would impact Indiana. The 15-member group is called the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force. Its members include state legislators and appointees selected by the Governor. It is required to submit a final…

5 solar maintenance mistakes you can’t afford to make

You made the decision to go solar. That’s awesome! Now you can sit back, relax, and watch the sun pay your bills forever, right? Well, not quite. Solar systems are pretty low maintenance, but they last longest and work best when they’re well maintained. These five maintenance mistakes could shorten…

How to spot solar scams

The demand for solar energy is skyrocketing across the nation. This is great news! However, as the solar industry grows and more companies compete for your business, you might notice an uptick in misleading solar advertisements or sales practices — or even outright scams. (Don’t get us wrong, plenty of…

SUN calls for full repeal of Ohio House Bill 6

Solar United Neighbors calls for the immediate, full repeal of Ohio House Bill 6 and the immediate resignation of those who took part in the corrupt dealings that led to its passage in 2019. On Tuesday, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four co-conspirators were arrested in a $60M federal…

We won! FERC dismisses petition, net metering stands

Earlier this spring, we learned that a secretive utility front group was trying to take away local control of net metering. We immediately sprang into action to protect our solar rights. We partnered with Vote Solar and many others, including tens of thousands of solar supporters like you. And…

Solar United Neighbors stands in support of Black lives

Communities of color, particularly the Black community, have been been disproportionately harmed by our current energy system. These communities face worse health outcomes because of dirty fossil fuel generation, suffer a higher energy burden, are more likely to face the life-threatening impacts of unfair utility shut-off policies, and are excluded…

Eight ways new Virginia laws help you go solar

There has never been a better time to be a solar supporter in Virginia. Earlier this year, lawmakers passed several pieces of legislation that make it easier to go solar and increase the value of systems that are already installed. Let’s take a look at the most important parts of…

New grant will power solar growth in Sarasota

Many Sarasota-area homeowners could be going solar soon. This is thanks to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s support of Solar United Neighbors. The foundation is providing a $30,000 grant to our organization. We are excited to have their support. We will use it…

In storms, solar holds up

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes storm season. If you’re considering going solar, you may have questions about how your system will hold up to heavy winds and rain caused by summer storms—even hurricanes. Solar homeowners who have weathered past storms know the answer: Solar panels can handle…