Solar energy is breaking records around the world, as technology costs drop, new solar jobs are created every day, and consumers are finding easier and less expensive ways to tap into solar. Your support can help solar energy—and the solar community—to grow. Ever wonder how you could be a part of this expanding opportunity? Check out these 4 ideas for how you can be a part of this movement and support solar in your community!
Visit solar demonstrations and events!
Will you be in Denver in October 2017? You can visit the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon! This life-changing competition challenges teams of collegiate students to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The event highlights today’s most exciting and innovative clean energy technologies while building the next generation of American clean energy innovators.
The Solar Decathlon invites visitors to tour the team’s solar-powered houses to learn how easy it is and how good it feels to save energy, water, and money by making smart, sustainable choices. Solar Decathlon 2017 also features a sustainability expo and professional, consumer, and middle school education events. Plan your visit.
Incorporate solar into your home—see what’s possible!
Homeowners can find out whether their home is a good location for rooftop solar panels using Google’s Project Sunroof.
Search for certified green power and renewable energy certificate programs for your home or business, and carbon offset products to offset your emissions from activities like driving and flying, using Green-e’s search tool.
The Solar Training Network is an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities in the rapidly growing solar workforce, which will help build a strong and diverse solar workforce in a time of historic job growth. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.
Join the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Power Advocacy Network. Add your voice to thousands of other solar advocates, reaching policymakers and influencers around the country.
Join Vote Solar, a non-profit organization that is working to bring solar energy into the mainstream. It is free to join, and they will alert you when there is something important happening in your state.
We’ll share new blog posts—soon—describing ways to support solar by volunteering your time and talents, and ways to participate in solar educational activities that can help build the next generation of solar innovators.
What’s your favorite way to support solar energy and the solar community?
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