On Sunday, people all over the world met to Occupy Rooftops. The rooftop takeover, organized by Solar Mosaic and a host of partners, was designed to inspire communities to bring solar projects to their schools, churches, nonprofits, and other community centers. In Australia, Germany, Romania, Georgia, Finland, Peru, and throughout the United States, groups of all sizes got together to plan how to solar power to their communities.
Solar Mosaic didn’t ask occupiers to physically take over the rooftops on which they’d like to see solar: it’s solar panels that should be occupying the space. All advocates needed to do was find a building that could handle solar panels and take a picture in front of it. The photos are still coming in, but it’s already clear that some people did clamber up to the roof, while others gathered inside to hear presentations from solar installers. Solar Mosaic estimates that at least 300 people participated worldwide, and the group is already considering how to improve the concept next year.