Our 2019 Annual Report tells your story

Our 2019 annual report is complete and I’m honored to share it with you! It tells the story of people around the country fighting for their solar rights. It’s your story! None of what we accomplished would have happened without you and our country’s growing community of solar supporters.

Fun solar activities (for you & your kids) while you’re at home

We know many of you are facing a very different world right now — working from home, kids out of school — and we wanted to provide resources for solar-focused activities to keep all kids (younger, older, and those who are kids at heart) busy, engaged, and learning. We’ll keep…

Solar United Neighbors in the time of COVID-19

If you’re anything like me, you’ve received dozens of COVID-19 emails from all sorts of organizations over the past few days. So let me get right to an update FROM us… and updates FOR you. The basics: everyone on our team is working remotely, all in-person solar co-op info sessions…

Don’t be fooled by FPL’s fake community solar

Utilities use fake community solar programs to maintain their control over the energy system. True community solar enables individuals, businesses, or organizations to buy or lease a “share” in a specific, nearby solar installation. They are then able to receive a credit on their electric bill. This credit works…

Virginia passes landmark solar legislation

When solar supporters join together, we win. And we won big in Virginia last week. Lawmakers passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). This legislation is a tremendous step forward for Virginia’s transition to clean energy. It will help thousands of Virginians benefit from solar. It will do so in…

West Virginia fails to legalize Power Purchase Agreements

The 2020 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature is drawing to a close without action on solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). After several false starts in the state Senate and House of Delegates, legislation supporting PPAs failed to materialize this year. Solar United Neighbors and our…

Virginia passes law to prevent Homeowner Associations from blocking solar

UPDATE: Governor Northam signed the HOA bill into law on March 11, 2020. Last week, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that prevents Homeowner Associations (HOAs) from imposing unreasonable restrictions on your right to go solar. This is a huge solar rights win for Virginia homeowners. Unreasonable HOA restrictions have…

Pennsylvania hosts second annual Solar Congress

More than 150 people attended the 2020 Pennsylvania Solar Congress on Saturday, Feb. 15. Many attendees were local to Indiana County, while others drove from other parts of the commonwealth. Attendance at the event was double that of the inaugural event in 2019! This free conference featured a variety of…

A welcome from Solar United Neighbors’ new Minnesota Program Director

Hello. I’m Bobby King, Solar United Neighbors’ new Minnesota Program Director. I’m eager to help strengthen our community of solar supporters. This excites me for a couple of reasons. Our current energy system is based on an extractive model. Profits are centralized and benefits are taken from the community. This…