Lead the charge toward a brighter future

Solar is powering a brighter future at K-12 schools across the country. We’re telling stories, developing resources, and convening decision-makers to both inspire and equip the people that can make solar happen at schools. From market reports and how-to guides to success stories and events, we’re here to help you advance the transition to clean energy at your school community and beyond.

Join the National Solar Tour

Shine a light on solar at your school

Join the National Solar Tour

Dates: Sept. 28–Oct. 4, 2020
Hundreds of people across the nation will show off their solar schools, homes, and businesses. During this week, solar owners and supporters will have a chance to connect, ask and answer questions, and participate in a nationwide virtual solar experience.

Learn more about how schools can participate in this year’s National Solar Tour.

Be a Spark for Change

Get step-by-step guidance on how to advocate for solar at your schools. The Solar Schools Campaign Toolkit will help you get started and harness your own power for change.

Do Your Homework

Learn about the reasons schools are going solar and the biggest challenges they face. The Brighter Future report provides a comprehensive study and census of solar schools across the country.

Find solar schools near you and join thousands of schools switching to solar across the country

Success Stories

Resource Library

School Decision Makers: Learn how to go solar at your schools.

Powering a Brighter Future VA

Our 2020 report on the state of solar in Virginia’s K-12 schools is here.

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Brighter Future Report

The report includes a comprehensive study and census of nationwide solar schoolsas the top reasons schools are going solar and the biggest challenges schools face.

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Brighter Future Overview

This infographic shares key takeaways and statistics from the report and a summary of the first steps for schools going solar.

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How-to Guide for Schools

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.

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How-to Guide for Schools Infographic

This infographic summarizes the six steps schools need to take leading up to the installation of a solar project.

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Community Members: Be a champion for solar at your schools.

Solar Schools Campaign Toolkit

A step-by-step guide to running an effective solar campaign at your local schools. Includes tips, template documents, case studies, and more.

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Solar Schools Campaign Infographic

A visual roadmap laying out the path you'll take in your campaign to advocate for solar at your schools.

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Benefits of Solar Schools Infographic

Learn about the key benefits that solar schools can provide to students, schools, communities, and the planet.

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State Resources

National Resources