Vote Solar is a non-profit grassroots organization working to fight climate change and foster economic opportunity by bringing solar energy into the mainstream. Since 2002, Vote Solar has engaged in state, local and federal advocacy campaigns to remove regulatory barriers and implement key policies needed to bring solar to scale.
America’s energy problems — from economic crisis to global climate change — will only be solved by a national transition to renewables. Clean, homegrown, reliable solar energy is ready to play a large part of the solution. It is the fastest growing energy source in the world, but we have still just scratched the surface of solar’s vast energy potential.
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The Vote Solar Initiative was founded after a successful effort to pass a San Francisco ballot initiative for solar on city-owned buildings in November, 2001. With the goal of building the economies of scale necessary to bring down solar’s costs, Vote Solar worked to replicate that grassroots policy success in cities and states around the country. As the solar industry matured, new challenges rose to the forefront, and Vote Solar has expanded its operations accordingly. The fact is, there are still serious regulatory roadblocks impeding solar adoption. Today Vote Solar works at the state, federal and local level to implement programs and policies that allow strong solar markets to grow — and pave the way for a transition to a renewable energy economy.
The Vote Solar Initiative
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2600
San Francisco, CA 94104
1120 Pearl Street, Suite #2
Boulder, CO 80302
104 W Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
The Vote Solar Initiative is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Tides Center. Vote Solar has 501(c)(3) non-profit status through the Tides Center and 501(c)(4) non-profit status through The Advocacy Fund. Vote Solar has an active Board of Advisors that focuses on policy and strategy.