Vote Solar is a solar advocacy group based in San Francisco that is bolstering and facilitating solar energy projects from a process and policy perspective - on a federal, state, local (ie. cities), AND community level.
You can get involved by joining the email sign-up and they will send (just enough, not too much) info about big news, local events, or opportunities to participate and make a difference on key solar issues.
"Midterm PV Progress Report"
An assessment on the current state of the industry, updates on international PV markets, and prognostications on what it all means for 2012 -- with Paula Mints of Navigant Consulting.
I signed up already. And you should too!