Powering a Brighter Future for Virginia’s Schools

The Number of Virginia Schools with Solar just Tripled in Two Years

The Number of Virginia Schools with Solar just Tripled in Two Years

Our 2019 report on the state of solar in Virginia’s K-12 schools is here, and the headline findings are promising: the number of schools with solar tripled over the last two years while total installed solar capacity (i.e. how much solar power) grew tenfold.

What you’ll find in the report:
• An updated census of all Virginia schools with solar
• Success stories from different regions of the state
• An overview of the barriers and opportunities for future growth

Where is solar making headway in Virginia?

Solar is generating cost savings and educational opportunities in schools both rural and urban, public and private, small and large. This map shows who is leading the way in Virginia.

CASE STUDIES

Take action to expand your access to solar in Virginia

Take action to expand your access to solar in Virginia

Everyone—parents, students, teachers, community members, and school administrators—can contact their state representatives and make their voice heard. Enter your email into the form below and we’ll send you template language to send to your state legislators.


Parents, Students, Community Members:

Download the Campaign Toolkit
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.

DOWNLOAD THE CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT →

School decision-makers:

  1. Help your school go solar
    Get started by downloading our How-to Guide. This 10-page document helps schools understand what they need to know and steps they will take in order to move forward with a solar installation.

    DOWNLOAD THE HOW-TO GUIDE →

  2. Advocate for supportive solar policies
    Schools can play an active role in advocating for better solar policy by working with their school district’s legislative agenda and through direct contact with state representatives. Check out pages 9-10 of our 2019 Virginia Solar Schools Report for more on how to take this advocacy action.