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!
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.
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.
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.