GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings together community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, providing energy cost savings, valuable hands-on experience, and a source of clean, local energy that benefits us all. Since 2004, we have installed more than 12 MW of clean, renewable power for over 4,000 families, preventing the release of 340,000 tons of greenhouse gasses over the systems' lifetimes and providing more than $110 million in energy cost savings. More than 15,000 volunteers and job trainees have also received hands-on solar installation experience to-date. We are based in Oakland, California and currently have nine regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and will be expanding to serve the Mid-Atlantic region in Summer 2014. We also have staff on the ground in Nicaragua.