News from the Field

Austin, Texas-based SunPower employees give back to their community with 4 GRID Alternatives solar installations in Austin's Blackland neighborhood. Read More >
We're excited to break ground on 5 new community solar projects in Colorado! Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Energy Office, we'll be working with 5 local utility companies to install 579 kW of solar designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households. Read More >
At the Solar Power International (SPI) tradeshow in September, we convened a panel of diversity experts to talk about the benefits of a diverse workforce, and what their companies have been doing to support diversity in their own workplaces. We learned a ton, and wanted to share the top takeaways! Read More >
The holidays came early for the Granados family of San Francisco this year. On Friday, December 18, a team of employee volunteers from PG&E’s distributed generation team came out with GRID Alternatives to put solar panels on their roof, providing them with energy cost savings for years to come. Read More >
My name is Karelia Tercero. This is a short story about how I became the first female solar technician for GRID Alternatives in Nicaragua. Read More >
Rose All Runner's grid-tied installation is part of a demonstration project, funded by a grant from the All Points North Foundation (APNF), to model sustainable energy development in Native American communities. The pilot includes solar installations for three families integrated with hands-on job training for up to 30 local tribal members in three different communities. Read More >
Five years ago, Rosana Francescato found herself on a construction site surrounded by unfamiliar tools, gleaming solar panels, and countless GRID-tee-shirt-clad volunteers. She landed there after hearing GRID co-founder and CEO Erica Mackie speak at a green networking event about the upcoming Bay Area Solarthon, GRID's signature fundraiser and solar 'block party.' Eager to get out of the office and experience solar first-hand, Rosana signed herself up. Read More >
Last week, GRID kicked off our Solar Futures initiative, a national partnership with SunPower that provides classroom and hands-on solar education to K-14 students, helping inspire and prepare them for careers in the growing solar industry. Read More >
This Veterans Day, GRID Alternatives announced our national Troops to Solar initiative to connect veterans to solar jobs by providing hands-on training to 1000 U.S. military veterans and active service members across the country. The initiative, supported by a 3-year, $750,000 grant from Wells Fargo, builds on the job training work we have have been doing with veterans at across the country. Read More >
In October of 2015 The Spokane Indian Housing Authority took a big step towards its goal by collaborating with GRID Alternatives and the Make it Right Foundation and installing four grid-tied residential photovoltaic (PV) systems in a housing development built for families who are below 60% of the national average median income. Read More >


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