The state of net metering in Indiana

In April the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) delivered a blow to Hoosiers’ ability to go solar. The IURC is the agency that oversees Indiana’s investor-owned (IOU) electric utilities. It issued an order that allows…

New monitoring technologies can make you a smarter energy consumer

Going solar is a great first step to take control of your energy use. Advancements in electricity monitoring let you take this control to a new level. Every solar system will come equipped with some form of monitoring. This is an important tool that will show you how much electricity…

Statement Opposing Forced Labor in Solar Panel Manufacturing in Xinjiang, China

Solar United Neighbors Executive Director Anya Schoolman released the following statement in response to reports of the use of forced labor to manufacture solar panel components in Xinjiang, China,: Solar United Neighbors is deeply disturbed by reports of the use of forced labor in solar panel component manufacturing in…

I am fighting for my right to go solar – and need your help

Nancy Simmet is an HOA homeowner and Solar United Neighbors solar advocate. Like more and more Minnesotans, I want to produce clean, renewable solar energy from my rooftop. But there is a problem. My home is part of a Homeowners Association (HOA). My HOA has blocked my effort to go…

Solar co-op launches for Northern Arizona residents to go solar together

Flagstaff, Ariz. – Today, alongside the City of Flagstaff, City of Sedona, and Coconino County, the nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the launch of the Northern Arizona Solar Co-op to help area residents go solar. “The co-op will enable Northern Arizona homeowners and business owners to…

What Dominion’s Time of Use plan means for solar owners

If you live in Dominion Energy service territory you may have a new option for how you are charged for the electricity you use. This new rate is called time-of-use (TOU). This new rate structure (also called a tariff) may provide benefits to some solar owners. It could also benefit…

Solar investment tax credit extended; What this means for you

Last year ended with great news for solar! The federal government provides a tax credit to homeowners who buy solar systems. Homeowners who installed solar in 2020 were eligible for a 26% tax credit. If you installed a solar system that cost $10,000, you would receive a $2,600 credit against…

FirstEnergy Drops $250 Million Proposal for Aging Coal-Fired Power Plants

A coalition of energy advocates issued the following release announcing a major victory for West Virginia utility customers: Charleston, WV — The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement between West Virginia Citizen Action Group (CAG) and Solar United Neighbors (SUN), FirstEnergy Corp., and other parties that halts…

Ohio advisory board adds two new members

Solar United Neighbors’ Ohio Advisory Board is growing! We’re excited to add Yvonka M. Hall and Cathy Cowan Becker. Both are leaders in their communities. They bring decades of experience of fighting for energy democracy as well as clean air and drinking water for all Ohioans. Yvonka Hall Yvonka M.