The Solar Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar and solar-compatible technologies worldwide. We believe that increasing access to this clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable energy source will lift up people’s lives and bring about a prosperous future for all.
We work to advance solar energy through our essential research products, educational outreach, and leadership.
Research. The Solar Foundation is built on unmatched expertise, with a reputation for high-quality and objective research on solar markets, economic impacts, and the workforce. We publish several acclaimed research reports each year that are widely cited among the business community, nonprofits, academics, policymakers, and the media.
Capacity building. Through educational outreach and expert technical assistance, we work with decision makers in the government, business, and nonprofit arenas to expand solar energy use and promote a strong solar workforce.
Leadership. We are a recognized leader in solar that brings together diverse groups to realize ambitious, meaningful, and measurable goals. We build networks to help the nonprofit, business, educational, financial, and consumer sectors efficiently take advantage of solar and solar-compatible technologies.