Resources

Adding 30 million solar homes is a smart, attainable goal. The information below shows the steps we can take to get there.

Why 30 million solar homes

Article
Why 30 million solar rooftops should be in the next relief bill
John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance lays out why we should set a goal of installing 30 million solar rooftops.

Study
The National Impact of 30 Million Solar Homes: A Vision for an Equitable Economic Recovery Built on Climate Protection and Energy Democracy
This study shows that enacting the 30 Million Homes policies would generate 1.77 million new jobs and $69 billion in energy savings over the next five years.

White paper
30 Million Solar Homes: Policies for an Equitable Economic Recovery Built on Climate Protection and Energy Democracy
This document contains a set of policy recommendations to achieve the goal of 30 million solar homes.

Press release
30 Million Solar Homes Campaign Launches

Webinar
30 Million Homes
John Farrell and Subin DeVar join Anya Schoolman for a discussion of why 30 million solar homes and how we can get there.

Fact sheet
30 Million Solar Rooftops: A Vision for an Equitable Economic Recovery Built on Climate Protection and Energy Democracy
This document outlines the goals and path to add 30 million solar rooftops.

List of supporters
Organizations that support 30 Million Solar Homes
More than 330 organizations across the country have signed on to support the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. Click here to join them!

Letter
Calling on Congress to support 30 Million Solar Homes

Media Coverage

2/12: Organization urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar homes in Renewable Energy World

2/12: Organizations urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar homes in Altered Energy

2/11: Coalition seeks Capitol Hill help for 30M solar homes in E&E News

2/11: Solar and environmental justice orgs team up for new ’30 million solar homes’ campaign in Solar Power World

 

Addressing energy injustice

Research
Energy Equity and Democracy – The Basics

The Energy Justice Workbook – This guide from the Initiative for Energy Justice is designed to help advocates by showing how the principles of energy justice can integrate with the transition to renewable energy.

Legislation
S. 2462 – Low-Income Solar Energy Act
This bill allows LIHEAP funding to be spent on solar and weatherization.

Supporting economic recovery

Article
Q&A: NAACP climate justice organizer on ‘black to green’ employment pipeline
Denise Abdul-Rahman discusses a training program that brings workers of color into the transition to a renewable energy economy.

Article
In the Matter of an Inquiry into Utility Investments that Assist in Minnesota’s Economic Recover from COVID-19 Pandemic
This filing from the Institute for Local Self Reliance finds that Xcel Energy’s own estimates show distributed solar creates nearly 30 times more jobs than utility scale projects do.

Community Solar: Part of the solution

Article
What is Community Solar?
Solar United Neighbors explains how community solar works.

Legislation
H.R.5968 – Community Solar Consumer Choice Act of 2020
This bill would require electric utilities to make community solar available to their customers.

Growing solar in rural communities

Webinar
Taking Your Farm or Rural Small Business SOLAR w/USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Funds
This webinar explains how to use federal grants and loans to go solar.

Resources
Rural Electric Cooperative Toolkit
This is a collection of resources to help electric cooperative member-owners take back control of their cooperative.