Central Coast

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 Central Coast leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income families in the Central Coast area from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz, providing families with needed savings and giving Central Coast workers hands-on experience to help them find jobs in the green-tech economy. Be a part of the clean energy transition- become a client, volunteer or make a donation today!

Regional News

For the first time ever, GRID Alternatives Central Coast is participating in the Monterey Peninsula... Read more ›
Oceano Homeowners
Our last Sip & Solar will be held as a Holiday Open House at our office in Atascadero located... Read more ›
One dollar of every beer sold at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing on Thursday, December 4th, will go... Read more ›
The first in her family to graduate high school, Kaly Moore is taking her solar career by storm... Read more ›
As 2014 winds down and as we celebrate Thanksgiving, GRID Alternatives Central Coast would like to... Read more ›
Thursday, December 11 – Holiday Open House, Volunteer Appreciation & Final Sip & Solar of... Read more ›
A HUGE Thank You to all our supporters, sponsors, and volunteers for the great turnout at Solarthon... Read more ›
We're launching our Solar Affordable Housing Program in the Mid-Atlantic region! The EPA's Gina... Read more ›

Troops to Solar

Created in Summer 2014, the purpose of our Troops to Solar Workforce Development Program is to provide realistic, hands-on experience to transitioning Veterans and active members of the military in order to prepare them for a job in the solar workforce. Many Veterans already possess the skills and qualities most desired by employers in the solar industry. Sound judgment, initiative, time and personnel management, dependability, enthusiasm, and strong communication skills are examples of these highly employable traits.

Kaly Moore

Twenty year old Kaly Cheyenne Moore joins us in the Central Coast by way of our North Valley office where last year she served as a SolarCorps Construction Fellow.

Els Van Woert

A grad student at University of Vermont, Els had worked in wind energy for several years before returning to school to study solar. Solar Spring Break allowed her to connect her class work with actual installations in the field and learn even more about solar by getting out on a roof herself. In her own words, “I’ve fallen in love with community solar and have studied policy and ecological mapping for where it can be best installed. It’s so cool for me to fill in the knowledge gap about how systems are actually installed and see it in the flesh.


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