GRID Alternatives' vision is a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Our mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities.

News From the Field

What do basketball star Bill Walton, twenty NRG Home Solar employees, and a baker in San Francisco have in common? The question might sound like the lead-in to a joke, but... Read more ›
San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, named for the sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay from its hilltop perch, was once one of the city’s most polluted. Today, with 130... Read more ›
It takes two hours on foot, up a long dirt path, to reach the community of El Guayo, Nicaragua from the main road, following a three-hour bus-ride from the capital, Managua... Read more ›
Cassie is just one hundreds of Veterans who have walked through GRID Alternatives’ training doors to continue serving their communities here at home. This year several of our... Read more ›
Last month, GRID Alternatives joined representatives of housing organizations, foundations, finance companies and solar companies from around the country for a White House... Read more ›
SunEdison and GRID Alternatives announced an expanded partnership through RISE, a new national initiative to build a more inclusive solar workforce and connect an industry... Read more ›
Colleen Smith has been on five volunteer trips to install solar in Nicaragua, and can't wait to return. Read her guest blog about her experience installing a solar powered... Read more ›
We are eternally grateful to GRID Alternatives and its staff. Families like us would never have been able to afford solar panels if not for a program like this. -- Mayuga... Read more ›
On a cold November morning, just three days before Thanksgiving, volunteers gathered in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, NY to help install solar power on the home of... Read more ›
In celebration of the winter holiday, we want to share with you one of our favorite success stories of 2014, a young man struggling to support an extended family in New York... Read more ›