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

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Rising Sun
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David Inda at Solarthon
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GRID, our partners, our volunteers, and our homeowners all contributed for one day of installation... Read more ›

Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence Jackson worked with GRID Alternatives to install solar panels on his home, not just to lower his bills but also "to help the environment - I want to be be part of the solution, not part of the problem." Eighty years old but "always ready to learn something new," Lawrence helped install his own solar electric system thanks to a partnership between GRID Alternatives an

Kathleen Clary, Bayview-Hunters Point Clean Air

In the Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood one in six children suffers from asthma, chronic illness is four times the state average, and the infant mortality rate is the highest in the state. The solar systems installed by GRID Alternatives ameliorate these health hazards by preventing over 7,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That’'s equivalent to planting 164,542 trees, or taking 1,323 cars off the road!

Ning and Dante Decena

"This is so exciting!" says Ning Decena, who owns a home with her husband Dante in San Jose, CA. She is passionate about saving the planet and saving money, and is happy to be a model for other in her community who are interested in solar. Ning was very grateful to GRID Alternatives and Yingli Solar, the company that provided the solar panels for her house and sent a team of volunteers to help out on the install day.

Valentino Jack

Valentino Jack is an active community member and former Tribal chairman who helped build the reservation where he lives. Valentino struggles with health issues that prevent him from working and playing volleyball. GRID installed 33 panels on his home in June 2012, and the money he saves on his energy bill has provided him with greater financial stability.

 

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