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…

EV charger tax credit extended – What that means for you

Are you looking to purchase an electric vehicle charger? Have you purchased one since 2016? If so, you may be eligible to take a tax deduction up to $1,000. Until 2016, the federal government provided a tax credit for a number of alternative energy fuel sources. This included electric vehicle…

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day virtually

Just because the usual in-person celebrations have been cancelled, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in your home, backyard, and (when safe) your neighborhood. Have some fun, get outside, and celebrate our amazing planet! For kids Get outside! (if it’s safe to do so)…

Is now the time to go solar?

With the changes our world is facing due to COVID-19, you may have questions about going solar. And, you may be wondering how our solar co-ops work during this uncertainty. The information below will help you to make an informed decision about investing in solar energy this year, including as…

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…