Sunlight is the most abundant energy source known to man: it powers solar cells, warms the air and is the essential energy for photosynthesis. PF Members offer innovative plans to utilize this valuable resource.

Planet Forward, The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Solar power is booming, but those that can benefit the most have trouble accessing it. The 2014 Solar Symposium aimed to do something about that. Here's what you should know.
Planet Forward
One low-income community in DC is bringing the light of the sun in to help pay their utility bills.
A solar boom - but not for all
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
Residential solar installs are booming as prices drop, but that boom hasn't yet reached those that would benefit from it the most.
Bringing the light of solar weath to low income communities
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
It's possible to put the sun on the side of all Americans, and bringing solar to low-income communities could create lasting wealth.
Director, GW Office of Sustainability | Co-Director, SustainableGW
It's hard to get enough solar into a city using the available land - Meghan Chappel explains how working outside the city can make the difference.
A Big Deal for Solar in the District
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
GW's new solar power buy is a big deal with a big impact. Take a look at the numbers behind the biggest deal of its kind.
George Washington University
GW is showing how a dense urban campus can go solar in a big way.
The George Washington University
Kathleen Merrigan explains how using solar in the city is helping open up new opportunities out on the farm.
Planet Forward
How do you get solar in a city? You build in the country, in a move that could become a trend for urban campuses.
Passive solar in summer
Passive solar in summer
Sustainable Architecture
Passive solar building design works year round to save on utilities. It is a cost-effective way to take a home or building 50% or more off the grid, thus making the addition oif PVs a much more affordable option for going completely off the grid.... Read More