Community Solar in Illinois: A Primer

Chicago, Illinois, a city famously known for its abundance of wind, is steadily making a name for itself in a different renewable energy field. That’s right — it might be time to change Chicago’s nickname to the “Sunny City”, as the state of Illinois has made big strides in designing equitable community solar programs since…

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Black Climate Justice Leaders

15 Black Climate Justice Leaders to Know

This Black History Month, we’re celebrating these Climate Justice leaders and innovators who are working to improve the lives of underserved and under-resourced populations in the face of climate change.  Black innovators, creators, and leaders’ contributions have been unjustly overlooked or dismissed in our nation’s story for centuries. Black Americans had to overcome monumental obstacles…

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A Message from Solstice on the Texas Blackouts

A manmade disaster in Texas and what we need to change in order to prevent this from happening again. Today, the weather finally warmed in Texas, stemming the onslaught of immense damage, loss, and suffering that residents experienced this week: 4.4 million households left for up to 5 days without power and heat as temperatures…

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democratized clean energy

What if we democratized access to clean energy?

We are living in a time in which renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels. An affordable climate change solution is at our fingertips, and yet, millions of Americans can’t get access to renewable sources of power. That’s where Solstice comes in.  Where would we be without energy? It keeps us warm, cooks our food,…

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Infographic: How to Bring Solar to Every American.

We believe that accessible, affordable clean energy is not just essential to mitigating climate change, but a human right. Solstice is dedicated to bringing solar energy to every American household. How? Through Community Solar. With the need for climate solutions becoming more and more apparent, many leaders in the energy industry focus on building as…

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Relational Food Economy

Creating a Relational Food Economy

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on Random Harvest Market in Craryville, New York.  Having grown up on food stamps and going to food banks, Hillary Hawk understands what food insecurity is like. “I’ve always been passionate about food…

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Solstice Community Solar

Are You Eligible for Community Solar?

Community solar provides clean energy to communities that otherwise wouldn’t have access. As the fastest-growing form of solar energy, community solar allows households to subscribe to a solar farm in their area and see savings on their electric bills. Sounds great, right? Let’s see if you’re eligible! We might be a little biased, but there’s…

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Kingston Food Co-op

Kingston Food Co-op: Groceries for the Community, by the Community

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on the Kingston Food Co-op. One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us is how important it is to support local businesses—and how critical they are to their local economy. However, going the extra…

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A PR Statement Isn’t Enough

Together, we stand against racism. Solstice is based in Boston, where almost exactly 250 years ago, a Black man named Crispus Attucks became one of the first martyrs to die in the American Revolution. Crispus Attucks had escaped a life of enslavement and worked as a seaman for over 10 years at the moment he…

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California Community Solar

A Guide To Community Solar In California

Here’s how one of the nation’s greenest states is slowly paving the way for community solar. California Leads On Solar For decades, California environmental advocates and lawmakers have set the bar for what it means to write strong environmental policy in the US. In a national political climate where climate science is too often questioned,…

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