Press & Media

About Generation180
Generation180 is a non-profit working to inspire and equip people to take action on clean energy. Individuals play a key role in our transition to clean energy. We want to change the conversation about climate change and create a 180-degree shift in how people view clean energy, taking us from apathy to action.

Media Contacts:
Kay Campbell: kay@generation180.org, 434-422-4852 x706
Nate McFarland: nate@generation180.org, 434-422-4852 x700

Highlighted Content

From Racetrack to Driveway

This past June we joined Audi’s Formula E racing team for an online conversation around how the sport is shaking up the racing world and what it means for the future of electric mobility.

Powering a Brighter Future in Virginia

Solar on K-12 schools in the state has grown rapidly over the last five years. Read our report on Virginia’s solar schools to find benefits, trends, success stories, and more.

Press Releases & Publications

Solar for All Schools

  • Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools [Press Release]: New Report Shows Steep Increase in School Solar Power Drives Savings on Energy Bills, Frees Up Resources during Pandemic. | Read the Press Release →

  • Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools [Report]: Solar on K-12 schools has more than doubled since 2014. Read our report to learn benefits, trends, success stories, and more. | Read the Report →

  • Powering a Brighter Future in Virginia [Press Release]: New Report Finds a Tripling of K-12 Schools in Virginia Adopting Solar Power Since 2017. | Read the Press Release →

  • Powering a Brighter Future in Virginia [Report]: Solar on K-12 schools in VA has grown rapidly over the last five years. Read our report on Virginia’s solar schools to find benefits, trends, success stories, and more. | Read the Report →

  • Brighter Future Report, 2017 [Report]: This report provides a comprehensive census of solar schools across the country. Learn about the reasons to go solar, challenges, national trends and rankings, and how to get started. | Read the Report →

  • How-to Guide for Schools [Guide]: This 10-page guide helps schools understand what they need to know and steps they will take in order to move forward with a solar installation. | Read the Toolkit →

Electrify Your Ride

  • Formula-E Event, From Racetrack to Your Driveway [Webinar]: We joined Audi’s Formula E racing team for an online conversation around how the sport is shaking up the racing world and what it means for the future of electric mobility. | Watch the Webinar Recording →

  • “Electrify Your Ride VA” Campaign Celebrates Benefits of Electric Cars at Free Community Events Across Virginia [Press Release]: In the Fall of 2019, Generation180 hosted four, free community events showcasing electric cars to kick-off the Electrify Your Ride campaign in Virginia. | Read the Press Release →

  • 2019 Electric Vehicles & Virginia Consumer Survey [Survey Report]: This report highlights the key findings from a survey designed to explore perceptions of electric vehicles among Virginia residents. | Read the Report →

  • Ask a Real EV Owner, Electric Vehicle Q&A [Webinar]: We got a panel of electric car owners together to answer questions and talk all things EV. We covered topics like installing chargers, driving performance, where to find reliable information, and much more. |  Watch the Webinar →

In The News

Solar Schools

  • NPR: Solar Caps in SW Virginia – May 20, 2020 | Listen to the Story →

  • CleanTechnica: How Your Kid’s School Can Go Solar – May 26, 2020 | Read the article →

  • The Free-Lance Star: Fredericksburg School Board Is Urged to Go Solar – June 2, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch (Editorial): PPAs offer a financial bright side for our schools – November 30th, 2019 | Read the article →

  • Energy News Network: Virginia schools’ rapid solar growth is headed for ceiling without legislative fix – November 26, 2019 | Read the article →

  • NBC29: Advocates seeking to add more solar panels to Virginia schools – November 26, 2019 | Read the article →

  • Solar Power World: New report finds number of Virginia schools going solar tripled since 2017 – November 26, 2019 | Read the article →

  • Richmond Times Dispatch: Richmond-area schools lead statewide movement toward solar energy – November 26, 2019 | Read the article →

Electrify Your Ride

  • Virginia Mercury: ‘A real opportunity’: Virginia places a big bet on electrifying port – July 31, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Clean Technica: Generation180 wants to electrify your ride – June 3, 2020 | Read the article →

  • NBC29: Generation180 hosts ‘Electrify Your Ride’ lunch & learn event – November 11, 2019 | Read the article →

  • The Daily Progress: Downtown car show helps jolt interest in fossil fuel-free rides – September 15, 2019 | Read the article →

  • WVTF: Electric Car Events in Virginia – September 12, 2019 | Read the article →

  • Augusta Free Press: New electric car campaign kicks off with Virginia events – September 11, 2019 | Read the article →

  • Enercom/Oil & Gas 360: “Electrify Your Ride VA” Campaign Celebrates Benefits of Electric Cars at Free Community Events Across Virginia – September 10, 2019 | Read the article →