People’s Climate March

350 Philly, The Energy Co-op and Solar States want to see more Philadelphians attend the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21. Stakeholders in Philadelphia who’ve made a commitment ...

How much does solar cost in Philadelphia?

(This post was updated in March 2014 to reflect up to date pricing for our solar systems) One of the questions we often ALWAYS get is how much does solar cost?  The ...



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Saving the World over a FREE LUNCH

Interested in starting a discussion at your workplace about the benefits of local solar? Solar States is spreading the local solar movement by educating the community about the environmental, economic, and social advantages of going solar. Schedule your Lunch & Learn today. Lunch is on us! Call or email us at (215) 939-6699 or […]

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The Solar Party: A Star-Studded Green Carpet Event

This Thursday, August 21st from around 6-9:30/10 pm, Solar States will be hosting quite the bash. Celebrating Sustainability & Creativity in our City The purpose of this party is not only to celebrate another successful summer for Philadelphia’s sustainability scene, but also for active and inquiring members of the community to meet, greet, mingle, and […]

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Q&A with Ashley

Ashley is an outreach, event planner, and market and sales rep here at solar states. She lives and breathes the environmental lifestyle. Q;What made you interested in solar energy? “I went to college to study environmental studies  in my undergrad, and I’ve kind of been an eco-nerd since high school so I knew that I […]

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Suburban Installation

Earlier this week I met with Patrick to interview him about what it’s like to install solar panels on a suburban home. Q;What part of the suburbs did you work in? “Bala Cynwyd. It was a beautiful property that was a renovated stone ban. It was a really nice job to work on and the […]

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Coffee Shops & The Energy Co-op

Yesterday I went to two coffee shops that are participating in The Energy Co-op/Solar States partnership where they receive free coffee sleeves and posters to help us here at Solar States spread the word about solar, and to try and get people to switch to The Energy Co-op electricity provider for homes. In this program, […]

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Solar Advocate Reading Materials

So here at Solar States we figured that we would compile a list of reading materials for folks interested in supporting solar to view. The more solar advocates the better! This document will be refined as time goes by as we get feedback from stakeholders.   Why solar is important Jobs Clean Air  Social and Environmental Justice […]

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Cycling Tour of Philadelphia Solar!

Okay, as you all may or may not know, solar power is becoming quite popular in the Philadelphia region.  The Solar States team would like to show the lovely people of Philadelphia solar locations around our city in an environmentally friendly manner, so what better way to do that by doing a bicycle tour! On […]

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What our solar proposal looks like

We give out custom solar proposals for homeowners and business interested in solar. Here’s a template  proposal for what our proposal looks like. The system size, 4kw, is the typical system size for a Philadelphia rowhome solar installation.   In the proposal the potential buyer gets a rundown of how much the system would cost them, how much of […]

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Things interns learn during first days on the job

When teaching students about solar at Youthbuild Philadelphia Charter School or through the WorkReady Summer Program, there’s core material we want them to know. Below is a sampling of questions they get. Do you know the answers? How does a solar photovoltaic (PV) system work?     What is a solar panel?       […]

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Our houses are photosynthesizing!

I’ve been a student intern at Solar States for about a month now.  I’ve worked mostly on sales support and community outreach.  It’s been a blast and I honestly couldn’t ask for a better opportunity or experience.  My colleagues are phenomenal people who genuinely care about others and the things Solar States stand for. With […]

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