Why Solar?

Solar energy is good for the economy, creates jobs, reduces carbon emissions, contributes to air quality and better public health, mitigates climate change, adds resilience and security to the utility grid, and is highly affordable today. Here are a few resources to get you started on learning more.

Solar Power Today

Jobs & ROI

  • Google Thinks the Search for Rooftop Solar is On! Invests $300M in SolarCity Fund
  • Solar Now Employs 174,000 in U.S.

Climate Change

  • Commentary: We need a Marshall Plan for climate change
  • Climate Central: Climate in Context Videos

Value of Solar

  • Webinar: Minnesota’s Value of Solar
  • Value of Solar: Program Design and Implementation Considerations
  • State and Local Governments: Value of Solar Tariffs

Video

  • Webinar: Minnesota’s Value of Solar
  • Value of Solar: Program Design and Implementation Considerations
  • State and Local Governments: Value of Solar Tariffs