About National PutSolarOnIt Day
This June 21st, the longest day of the year, a coalition of groups will come together in a National Day of Action to show support for switching to clean energy, fighting climate change, and the power of bringing solar power to communities all across the country.
2014 was a breakout year for solar. There are now more than 20 gigawatts of installed solar capacity across the United States, enough to power more than 4 million homes. The solar industry now employs more than 175,000 workers and pumps more than $18 billion into the U.S. economy. In many states, solar power is now competitive with other sources of energy without emitting the dangerous greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
The overwhelming judgment of science is that we need to act on climate. Solar energy is a win-win solution: this growing sector can create jobs, bring savings to consumers and reduce the production of dangerous carbon pollution that causes climate change.
All across America there are opportunities to #PutSolarOnIt – to turn our homes, our churches, our schools our lands and our neighborhood rooftops into solutions to climate change.
June 21st is a National Day of Action for us all to find a way to #PutSolarOnIt by identifying, supporting, and rallying our social networks to support solar energy, or joining a local event to support a community based solar installation.