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Solstice Makes it Easy to Sign Up for Community Solar

Solstice was founded on the knowledge that nearly four out of every five Americans can’t get access to rooftop solar, and the belief that community solar―a central solar installation to which nearby residents can subscribe, in exchange for renewable energy and electric bill savings― can bring affordable renewable energy to each of those households. This…

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Solstice: Statement on the Events in Charlottesville

We wrote this post on Aug 17, 2017, in light of the tragic events in Charlottesville. It has been a tragic and disturbing week in America. Events in Charlottesville and in Washington have given a national platform to ideologies of violence and hatred. The same racism that threatens people of color daily claimed another life,…

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Reaffirming Values in a Growing Company

Just a year ago, Solstice was comprised of five full-time team members, largely volunteering their time for the organization’s mission and working out of a collection of donated office spaces. As they began to gain real traction with customers and investors, the team sat down in 2016 and distilled their shared ethics into five core…

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8 Benefits of Solar Energy

Solar energy is already providing many unique benefits to our energy systems, and there is ample evidence that given the right conditions, it can revolutionize the system for the better. We focus most of our attention on community solar and its benefits, but solar energy exists in many forms and it’s worth taking the time…

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Why Community Solar Can Solve the Solar Energy Access Problem

Only 13 percent of households with rooftop solar earn less than $45,000 per year, even though this group of Americans makes up a full quarter of the US population. This imbalance reflects the fact that low- and middle-income (LMI) communities, which also are disproportionately affected by air pollution and climate change, have to overcome systemic…

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7 Downsides of Solar Energy

At Solstice, we work hard to put solar energy in the hands of more American households. That’s because we believe that solar already provides concrete benefits over fossil fuel systems, and that it has the potential to make our energy systems fair for everyone and give local communities independence. At the same time, we think…

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Does Community Solar Power My Home?

Some skeptics point out that the energy from your local solar garden will have to flow through the electricity grid to reach your home. But while there might be some level of satisfaction from using electrons produced on your very own rooftop, many overestimate the independence that on-property solar affords its owners. Community Solar is…

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How Does Community Solar Benefit the Environment?

It can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to ‘going green’… so we wanted to answer one of the most pressing questions our customers have: How does community solar benefit the environment? It can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to ‘going green,’ and misinformation about solar…

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