News from the Field
During the first two weeks of October, GRID Alternatives completed its first project in Nepal, bringing power to a community that is still rebuilding after last year’s earthquakes. GRID’s International Program Director Jenean Smith writes about her experience.
Watch our new powerful short film about solar’s potential to transform disadvantaged communities by lowering energy costs, providing pathways to employment and reducing pollution.
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic recently hosted its first Troops to Solar build in Virginia! GRID Alternatives and HeroHomes teamed up to save money for a veteran family with equipment and system design donated by Standard Solar. The installation was completed by veteran and active duty military job trainees, as part of GRID’s Troops to Solar initiative, supported by Wells Fargo.
We’re excited to introduce our Solar Futures K-8 Toolkit, which was designed in collaboration with SunPower to educate and inspire young students about solar energy, energy conservation, and careers in solar.
In September, a group of 50 women from around the country joined GRID Alternatives Colorado for GRID’s first-ever WE Build retreat. Over two days of camping and comradery, the women installed 200 panels on a low-income community solar array in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
This month, forty brand new SolarCorps Fellows are putting on hardhats and hitting the roof and the streets as they embark on a year of service with GRID.
During the second week of August, GRID Alternatives worked closely with the Northern Pueblos Housing Authority (NPHA) and San Ildefonso Housing Commissioner Tom Garcia to install a 3.7 kW solar electric system for tribal elder Virginia Tafoya.
Kelsey Schrock, Project Coordinator for GRID Alternatives' International Program in Nicaragua details a small taste of life in Nicaragua--a must read for anyone interested in traveling on one of our upcoming volunteer trips.
GRID co-founder Erica Mackie is featured in three videos from our longtime partner Enphase Energy to celebrate 10 years of innovation. The three part series looks at the growth of solar in the past decade, the inflection point we are at today, and the future we envision.
GRID Alternatives is proud to announce that one of our volunteers has found great success in the solar industry! German Rivas began exploring solar technology two years ago through GRID and his class at Proteus.