GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to communities that would not otherwise have access, providing needed savings for families, preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry, and helping clean our environment.

News From the Field

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff spend a lot of time thinking about solar these days, but it isn’t often you’ll find them actually installing it. That... Read more ›
On Saturday, June 28th, GRID Alternatives Central Valley kicked off its participation in GRID's National Women in Solar Initiative with an all-women’s crew providing... Read more ›
“When Hurricane Sandy hit I was at home finishing up dinner. I looked out the door and saw the water coming up my street. I called my neighbor who had a two-story house and... Read more ›
GRID Alternatives hosted a Women in Solar panel discussion during Intersolar North America on the challenge of integrating more women into an industry that has been dominated... Read more ›
We interviewed Veteran Nathan Edwards about his experience with GRID Alternatives. Read on to see how volunteering with GRID helped him as he made a major career move. GRID... Read more ›
We're celebrating a renewal and expansion of our partnership with SunPower including a large-scale donation of high-efficiency solar panels for our work with low-income... Read more ›
All last week, Certified B Corps around Colorado, the United States and the world came together to give back to their local communities as part of a global “Be the Change in... Read more ›
U.S. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy visited a GRID Alternatives installation in Long Beach, CA to learn about our work, meet a low-income homeowner benefiting from solar and... Read more ›
GRID led a team of SolarCity volunteers to El Islote, Nicaragua to install solar power on a primary school through SolarCity's GivePower Foundation. Read more ›
“I find that there is a general assumption out there that women don’t want to or can’t work in technically based or physically based positions. In my experience it is... Read more ›