Solar Dividends are monthly cash payments that are generated from the sale of solar electricity and delivered to individuals as a guaranteed basic income.

Watch our brief video explaining our mission!

Why We Should Fund Basic Incomes From Solar Energy:

Basic income pilot programs have demonstrated their good effects.
Paying for a permanent program from taxes is difficult.
Instead, invest in community solar arrays that generate revenue from the sale of solar electricity.

Getting Started

Solar dividends are generated where the sun is, in your local community. These are the steps to setting up a community solar array to fund guaranteed basic incomes in your community.

Step 1

Determine your local solar resource.

Step 2

Determine the price you can sell solar electricity.

Step 3

Figure out how to organize to distribute the solar revenue fairly.

Step 4

Decide the size and location of installation.

Step 5

Obtain financing to build the solar array.

  • Solar Dividends Webinar

    Solar Dividends Webinar

    Join us on July 17 for a one-hour webinar on Solar Dividends. Learn how solar energy can be used to generate sustainable revenue to pay for guaranteed basic incomes. Robert Stayton and the Sustainable Systems Research Foundation will describe how and why solar is the best source of funding for permanent basic incomes. Use the…

  • Basic Income Regenerates Life

    Basic Income Regenerates Life

    In this short video, Dylan shares his story of the impact a basic income had on his life so far. Dylan was part of the pilot program run by Basic Income Works, and they collected first-person stories to educate the public on how beneficial basic income programs are.