Equipment partners: GRID Alternatives launched two major new initiatives this year around workforce development thanks to expanded support from our two largest equipment partners, SunEdison and SunPower. Enphase Energy and Sunrun (SnapNrack/AEE) also significantly expanded their partnerships with GRID this year. Thanks also to Ironridge for their continued support. Click here to learn more about our equipment partnerships.
Corporate partners: Corporate philanthropy and volunteerism from both inside and outside the solar industry has a triple bottom line impact: long-term savings for families, hands-on experience in an industry with 20% annual job growth, and measurable greenhouse gas reductions. What’s more, it leaves employee volunteers feeling inspired and empowered. In addition to our equipment partners, our top corporate partners this year include Wells Fargo, which made a new investment in our Troops to Solar program, SolarCity, NRG, Winston and Strawn LLP, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
Foundation and individual supporters: Foundation and individual investments in the last year have helped us reach new communities across the country, deepen our work with tribes, and expand our services to include multi-family affordable housing installation and technical support. Top private foundation and individual supporters in 2015 include the JPB Foundation, The Walton Family Foundation, and a donor-advised fund of the San Francisco Foundation.
Public and non-profit partnerships: GRID works with national, state and local partners to turn their renewable energy, workforce development and community revitalization dollars into on-the-ground results. Key public sector and non-profit partners and supporters this year include the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Department of Community Services and Development, the Colorado Energy Office, NeighborWorks America, NYSERDA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Corporation for National and Community Service, the City of San Diego and the City of Richmond.
For a full list of partners and supporters, please visit the supporters page on our website.