Leading the Charge Toward a Brighter Future
Generation180 is leading a national movement of schools advancing the transition to clean energy. When school districts go solar, they can save on utility costs that can go directly back to classrooms and utilize technology to enhance STEM and vocational education. The Solar for All Schools campaign leverages the integral role K-12 schools can play in reaching students, parents, neighbors and local decision-makers to encourage clean energy action throughout the community.
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National Census and Report
Solar on the Rise at Nationwide Schools
The third edition of the Brighter Future report provides a comprehensive study and count of solar schools across the country. Find out what is driving the rapid increase in solar adoption at schools and who is leading the way. Check out the updated How-To Guide for Schools Going Solar.
Be a Spark for Solar at Your School
Step up and be a champion for solar at your schools. We provide a wealth of resources to help you get started right in your own community. Join one of our state-specific campaigns in Virginia and Florida, or use our resources to get started wherever you live.
Use our Solar Schools Campaign Toolkit below as a step-by-step grassroots organizing guide for advocating for solar at your school/district. Once you have buy-in to go solar, you can use our How-to Guide to learn about the steps of the solar development process, including an introduction to solar financing for schools.
Learn from our network of school leaders
We’re here to help
Generation180 is growing a network of Clean Energy School Leaders who have flipped the switch to clean energy at their schools and will inspire and support others in adopting solar and related clean energy technologies. Meet our featured school leaders by clicking below to learn more about their clean energy success stories.
If you are just getting started with your own solar campaign, explore our Solar For All Schools Help Desk to find resources, review frequently asked questions, and ask our team a question. We will leverage the expertise of our leaders to help you get the answers and resources you need.
Mapping the Solar Schools Movement
We have the most comprehensive database of solar schools in the country. Click on your state to find out how your state ranks for installed solar capacity on schools and number of solar schools. Click on the “School View” button below to find a solar school near you and learn more about that solar installation.
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The map shows the solar schools identified in our national census report through the end of 2019. Help us keep our database updated by adding your solar school.
School Decision Makers: Learn how to go solar at your schools.
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.
Powering a Brighter Future VA
Our 2020 report on the state of solar in Virginia’s K-12 schools is here.
Introduction to Solar Financing
There are a wide variety of ways that schools can finance a solar project, and this resource will introduce some of the more common ones.
This infographic shows the nationwide map of schools that have gone solar in the U.S and key findings from the Brighter Future 2020 Report
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.
How-to Guide for Schools Infographic
This infographic summarizes the eight steps schools need to take leading up to the installation of a solar project.
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.
Solar Schools Campaign Infographic
A visual roadmap laying out the path you'll take in your campaign to advocate for solar at your schools.
Benefits of Solar Schools Infographic
Learn about the key benefits that solar schools can provide to students, schools, communities, and the planet.