Our energy futures...

Clean, local, affordable.
Equitable, resilient, restorative.

Groundswell is building community power.

Illustration by Ngadi Smart

Groundswell is a 501c3 nonprofit that builds community power through equitable community solar projects and resilience centers, clean energy programs that reduce energy burdens, and pioneering research initiatives that help light the way to clean energy futures for all. Groundswell leads clean energy programs and projects in six states including the District of Columbia, including serving more than 5,000 income-qualified customers with more than $1.85 million per year in clean energy savings. Through our work, we are building clean energy futures that reflect the beautiful diversity of the communities we serve.

Sharing from abundance.

The sun’s energy is plentiful, but access to power from the sun is often exclusive — available only to the financially privileged. We believe that’s wrong and that there’s a better way, so we asked ourselves how can we “love our neighbors as ourselves” through the abundant energy available from the sun? That’s why we build solar projects that share power, devote 100% of solar savings to those who need them most, and are deeply connected to the economic vitality of the communities they serve.

Whether you rent or own your home, if you live in one of the communities Groundswell serves, you can sign up and subscribe to SharePowerTM for locally-produced solar energy.

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News & Events

  • Feb 24, 2022
    CSPS: Improving Equitable Participation in Community Solar At Scale
  • Jan 25, 2022
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) will host its second Annual Summit on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The event.
  • 2021 12 14
    During our December 14 webinar, Groundswell Senior Program Director for Community Regeneration Majora Carter will lead panelists in a discussion on the vital role of resiliency hubs that make use of solar+storage in creating resilient communities that work for everyone. This panel will speak to the “how-to,” models, financing approaches, and regulatory considerations that enable a shift to more resilient and equitable clean energy futures.


We’re all in this together.

Groundswell is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations help us to serve more people and get more good work done. Please consider supporting our mission through a tax deductible one-time or recurring donation.