News from the Field
This week we’re celebrating solar! The U.S. has officially surpassed an exciting and historic milestone: 1 million solar installations. Solar advocates and supporters across the country are spreading the word that we are #MillionSolarStrong as part of a national campaign led by SEIA.
David Meza's dad wasn't home when volunteers from Enphase came out to Windsor to install solar on his roof. He was out in the fields of Sonoma County picking grapes, hard work that has sustained him and his family of eight since they came to California from Jalisco, Mexico decades ago.
Eddy Matute of El Guaylo, Nicaragua reflects on how his life has changed since solar was installed on the school in his community.
Asucena Mendoza reflects on her journey to become a teacher in El Delirio, and how solar has impacted her classroom and community.
Interfaith Power and Light (IPL), a national interfaith organization dedicated to the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, is partnering with GRID Alternatives to help us bring the benefits of solar to more families.
Esmeralda Ramirez’s life changed over a cup of coffee - and volunteering with GRID. An army veteran, she had recently returned from the Middle East, where she spent twelve years working in fuel security in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, receiving and testing fuel shipped in for convoys and other military transport vehicles, and wanted a change.
Congratulations to our partners from the Bishop Paiute Tribe, Chippewa Cree Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribal Utility Commission, and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians! The Department of Energy announced last week that these tribes have been awarded funding to work with GRID to bring solar to even more tribal members.
Top energy policymakers, federal legislators and state and local energy experts came out in New York and Washington D.C. this week to help us celebrate the release of our new Low-Income Solar Policy Guide! Developed in partnership with Vote Solar and the Center for Social Inclusion, the guide gives a comprehensive overview of proven policies and program models for expanding access to solar power and solar jobs around the country.
As part of AmeriCorps Week (March 2-12) some of our amazing SolarCorps members took over the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Instagram and Snapchat accounts! Fellows from all over GRID Alternatives had the chance to share their work -and passion- with CNCS fans.
10 schools, 100 students and 1000s of dollars saved for low income families -- Solar Spring Break is officially on!