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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

Brighter Future Report 2020

The Brighter Future report provides a comprehensive study and census of solar schools across the country. Learn about the reasons to go solar, challenges, national trends and rankings, and how to get started.

Virginia Drives Electric 2020 Report

The Virginia Drives Electric report provides a comprehensive picture of electric vehicles in Virginia, including new data on consumer sentiments and inventory. Read the report to learn about the benefits of EVs, barriers to adoption, the policies we need, and how you can help.

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

  • Virginia Drives Electric Report [Press Release]: More Than Half of Virginians Would Consider Buying an Electric Vehicle; Inventory Is a Barrier | Read the Press Release →

  • Virginia Drives Electric Report [Report]: This report provides a comprehensive picture of the EV landscape in Virginia, including new findings on consumer and dealer sentiments about EVs and an analysis of EV inventory in the state. | Read the Report →

  • 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

  • World Economic Forum: Schools in the US are converting solar into a pay raise for teachers – October 28, 2020 | Watch the video →

  • Environmental Health News: Solar power on the rise at US schools – September 16, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Energy News Network: Virginia jumps to head of the class on school solar installations, report shows – September 15, 2020 | Read the article →

  • E&E News: This Arkansas school turned solar savings into better teacher pay – October 16, 2020 | Read the article →

  • KPBS San Diego: Solar Power Shines on California Schools – September 15, 2020 | Read the article →

  • PV Magazine: More than 7,000 US schools are solar powered – September 17, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Solar Power World: Report finds 7,332 schools nationwide using solar power – September 15, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Virginia Mercury: Lawmakers expanded school districts’ ability to go solar. But in Southwest Virginia, a utility contract is getting in the way. – September 29, 2020 | Read the article →

  • KNKX: Students advocating for solar energy at Tacoma middle school to speak on national panel – October 1, 2020 | Read the article →

  • District Administration: How 2 districts made big shifts to solar power – October 13, 2020 | Read the article →

  • 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 →

  • E&E News: This Arkansas school turned solar savings into better teacher pay – October 16, 2020 | Read the article →

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

  • NBC29: Advocates seeking to add more solar panels to Virginia schools – 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 →