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The EnergyScore:
For a More Inclusive Solar Future.

Most solar developers mandate that their customers possess a FICO credit score of 650-700+, which prevents over half the country from participating in community solar. Solstice set out to find a better, more inclusive qualification standard. American solar energy is at a crossroads. Even as tariffs continue to limit the industry’s growth and job creation,…

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What is Energy Democracy? An Interview with Professor Jennie Stephens

Energy Democracy is often a difficult term to define, as it has many different meanings to many different people. We sat down with Professor Jennie Stephens to talk about what it means to her, and how it has related to her recent work on the energy democracy movement. Energy Democracy is a term that means many…

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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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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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Solstice’s Mission: Solar for Everyone

What will it take to bring renewable energy to every American? We believe that this is one of the most important questions facing our country. A solar array is installed in America every two minutes, driving energy savings to American families and allowing them to participate in the renewable energy revolution. Still, 80 percent of…

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