Welcome to Solar United Neighbors of Arizona

By Bret Fanshaw on July 26, 2019

Solar United Neighbors is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities go solar, join together, and fight for their clean energy rights. We believe the transition to clean energy should be led by real people, and the benefits of clean energy technologies — solar, in particular — should be available to all Americans. We organize communities to go solar together and make smart investments in clean energy technologies, then mobilize them to build an enduring solar movement that fights for accessible, affordable clean energy.

We help people go solar

Since our grassroots beginnings in 2007, we have expanded across the country to help thousands of people access the benefits of solar energy. We’ve helped more than 3,500 homes and businesses go solar through our local solar co-ops, investing $63 million into local economies through solar installations. We’ve offered solar education to nearly 25,000 individuals through our public information sessions, and have organized thousands more into a solar constituency actively fighting for clean energy rights in their communities through events and online programming.

Going solar in Arizona

Bret Fanshaw

Arizona State Director, Bret Fanshaw.

We at Solar United Neighbors are excited to launch our 13th on-the-ground state program in Arizona. We will help regular people across the state access affordable solar energy installations and organize a statewide movement of solar supporters to fight for a clean energy future for Arizona that prioritizes accessibility, local control and customer benefits.

Arizona’s community of solar advocates and installers have worked hard to build, maintain and defend solar in Arizona over the last 40 years. Here’s what we’ll be working on:

  • Organizing local solar co-ops, which help neighbors go solar together and get a great deal on the solar system that’s right for them through the group’s bulk purchasing power.
  • Providing solar education across the state to teach residents and businesses about solar technology, the installation process, and solar economics.
  • Making solar fun for everyone—not just those of us interested in installing panels on our roof—by hosting solar-focused community events and festivals.
  • Fighting for policies that promote energy freedom and protect solar rights while helping to build markets that make sure every person can access the benefits of solar energy. In order to be successful, we’ll need our movement to be strong across the state.

Will you join us?

Sign up today to join our Solar United Neighbors of Arizona network! We hope you’ll join us in helping more Arizonians capture the power of the sun!