A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Solar Austin works to promote equitable access to the benefits of solar energy across Central Texas through local policy advocacy, solar education programs, community engagement events, donated solar for nonprofits and our internship matching program. Through our programs, Solar Austin is pursuing a multi-pronged approach to engaging underserved and underrepresented communities within the Austin area. Solar Austin’s Pathways to Clean Energy Careers focuses on expanding access for under-represented students to the renewable energy industry. The Community Installation Host Program partners with community organization facilities in providing young people with introductory access to solar energy concepts and careers in installation and construction; Solar Austin leverages participation of solar industry, utility programs, and community networks in this endeavor. Learn more about our programs and community efforts.