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Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools


Study on Solar in U.S. Schools

As school districts struggle to adapt to a nationwide budget crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, many K-12 schools are shoring up budgets with a switch to solar power.  Find out more inside this third edition of Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools, including new data and trends on solar uptake at schools nationwide, how schools are saving millions in energy bills (with little-to-no upfront investment), and a national ranking of all states for solar on schools.

Where are Solar Schools Located?

Check out new data on how your state ranks for installed solar capacity on schools and number of solar schools. Find a solar school near you and learn more about that solar installation. For a fullscreen version, click here.

Don't see your school? Head over to Generation 180's site and fill out a form to get on the map!

Key Findings

  • Over the last five years, K-12 schools more than doubled the total amount of installed solar
  • 7,332 schools nationwide now utilize solar power, making up 5.5 percent of all K-12 public and private U.S. schools
  • The number of schools with solar increased by 81% since 2014
  • More than 5.3 million students attend a school with solar
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