Solar panels are sprouting from the rooftops of homes, businesses and government buildings all across the United States. This small-scale, distributed investment in solar power helps wean the nation from fossil fuels and deliver energy independence to individual families, communities and businesses. Innovative public policies have accelerated the spread of rooftop solar — tax credits and policies that compensate homeowners for pumping excess power back into the electricity grid. But the oil and gas industry is trying to overturn state policies that encourage rooftop solar in order to keep America dependent on climate-destroying fossil fuels.
Genuine renewable energy from wind and solar power represents a realistic and attainable future for electricity generation. Solar power can generate electricity without threatening the climate or spewing pollutants. Americans overwhelmingly favor expanding solar energy to deliver the clean energy future we all deserve. A 2016 Pew Research Center poll found that 9 out of 10 Americans supported expanding solar energy production — with strong bi-partisan support.