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Our Mission: Research, Education, Collaboration

We aim to be an unbiased, objective source of solar energy research and information for people at all levels of familiarity with solar energy. 

We focus on policy research that is innovative, pragmatic, and impactful. All of our projects are solution-oriented and are strategically chosen to provide meaningful contributions to scaling solar energy. 

We regularly engage with the media, provide expert testimony, and continually work to make our website a clearinghouse for useful solar energy and information for use by the public, solar research, and public policy decision-makers.

Our commitment to GW students and the GW community will always remain strong. We regularly teach classes, provide career guidance, and connect students with jobs and internships in the solar industry.  

We hope that you see the value in our work and will consider supporting the GW Solar Institute through donationsgifts in kind, or sponsoring our Annual Solar Symposiums.

New Research

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DC Releases Groundbreaking "Value of Solar" Study

Author:  Melissa Whited | Ariel Horowitz | Thomas Vitolo | Wendy Ong |Tim Woolf

Organization:  Synapse Energy Economics

Report Date: 2017

Converting Flat Rate Subsidies to Low Income Solar

Can Electricity Rate Subsidies Be Reallocated to Boost Low-Income Solar?

Author:  Amit Ronen | Dor Hirsh Bar Gai | and Lucas Crampton

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2016


Will Solar Burn Out On Its Own Success?

Author:  Amit Ronen and Josh Harmon

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2016