Bay Area

GRID Alternatives' vision is a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Our mission is to make renewable energy technology and training available to underserved communities.

GRID Alternatives Bay Area leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income families from Santa Clara to Sonoma County, providing families with needed savings and giving Bay Area workers hands-on experience to help them find jobs in the green-tech economy. Additionally, the North Coast Tribal Satellite Office serves rural and tribal members in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and upper Sonoma counties. Be a part of the clean energy transition- become a client, volunteer or make a donation today!

Regional News

The Pepetone family of the Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria has long been aware of the... Read more ›
CET Job Trainees Learn Solar Installation Skills with GRID.
Job trainees from CET volunteer and learn with GRID. Project made possible by The 11th Hour Project... Read more ›
San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, named for the sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay from... Read more ›
As we hit the roof running with our first solar installations of 2015, we want to pause and take a... Read more ›
Rising Sun
Over the course of two weeks, Rising Sun Energy Center partnered with GRID Alternatives Bay Area... Read more ›
Now employed at SolarCity, Frank Ross jet-set his solar career in just a few months through... Read more ›
Did you know that GRID partners with community colleges, nonprofit job training groups, other... Read more ›
At GRID, customer testimonial is the greatest way we find new clients to serve. One client from... Read more ›

Huey Jones

 “The only thing I pay for is gas,” says Huey Jones, “so I just enjoy myself.” Huey, elderly homeowner and longtime resident of Richmond, CA, got solar on his home in 2010 through GRID Alternatives. Huey has a lot of youthful energy for a man in his 80's, and when he noticed something curious going on in his neighborhood, he didn't miss the opportunity to get in on the action. “I seen they put it up on my neighbor’s house, and all the people coming around taking pictures, and I’m nosy you know, I wanted to find out what was going on.” says Huey of his first glimpse of a GRID install.

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