Greater LA

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 Greater Los Angles leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income families in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties, providing families with needed savings and giving area workers hands-on experience to help them find employment in the green-tech economy. Since we opened in 2007, we’ve helped over 800 low-income families go solar throughout the Greater Los Angeles region. Be a part of the clean energy transition- become a client, volunteer or make a donation today!

Regional News

Jorge Valdez, recently named GLA's Volunteer of the Year for 2014, shares his incredible success... Read more ›
Jump start your career in solar at GRID Alternatives' Solar Industry Job Fair in Los Angeles, Thurs... Read more ›
2014 was a great year for GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (GLA). Some of this year's... Read more ›
The room was completely full as the final session of our design training series wrapped up on... Read more ›
On Monday December 15th, Congresswoman Judy Chu visited a GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (... Read more ›
On Thursday December 11th, volunteers, board members, and staff gathered at El Cholo for our annual... Read more ›
If you stopped by GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles this year, you probably saw someone working... Read more ›
A few weeks ago, GRID volunteers Brian Scotti and Aldo Aldama saved the day when a mother locked... Read more ›

Dwight DeMar

When Dwight DeMar started volunteering with GRID Alternatives through a partnership with Homeboy Industries, a non-profit serving formerly gang-involved men and women, he just couldn’t get enough. A recovering addict who was trying to turn his life around, Dwight saw solar as a chance for a fresh start. He attended East L.A. Skills Center to get certified in solar, but he says that volunteering with GRID is what made everything click.

Vichuda Fuentes

Born and raised in Thailand, Vivi received a B.S. in Chemistry in her home country. Now she's pursuing degrees in Renewable Energy and Computer Aided Drafting at Goldenwest College, Huntington Beach. Vivi started with GRID Alternatives as an installation volunteer around July 2013 and worked her way up to be a ground and roof Team Leader in 5 months.

Isabel Lopez

Isabel'’s interest in solar energy started at Santa Monica College where she took a Photovoltaics course. In the classroom, Isabel realized the need to increase awareness about solar energy and soon became a frequent volunteer with GRID. Her ambition and dedication were obvious and as a result she was approached about the SolarCorps Outreach Fellowship.

Jorge Valdez

Jorge Valdez started volunteering with GRID in February of 2012. At that time Jorge was pursuing a degree in alternative energy technology, living out of his car, and working long shifts at a warehouse making as little as eight dollars an hour. Jorge had ambition - he wanted to get into the solar industry, and volunteering with GRID gave him the opportunity to learn about each step of the installation process and gain the experience that he needed to pursue his dream career.

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