News from the Field
We're celebrating a renewal and expansion of our partnership with SunPower including a large-scale donation of high-efficiency solar panels for our work with low-income homeowners.
U.S. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy visited a GRID Alternatives installation in Long Beach, CA to learn about our work, meet a low-income homeowner benefiting from solar and talk with job trainees about their solar futures.
GRID led a team of SolarCity volunteers to El Islote, Nicaragua to install solar power on a primary school through SolarCity's GivePower Foundation.
“I find that there is a general assumption out there that women don’t want to or can’t work in technically based or physically based positions. In my experience it is difficult to be the only woman and to have to constantly work against those assumptions. When I was installing I found myself working really hard to be the fastest installer on-site since I felt like I was representing women and didn’t want anyone to assume I couldn’t keep up. With that said, I have been fortunate to have many experiences with men across the industry who are very supportive of women working in solar. I am excited about the Women in Solar Initiative, since I think that the more women can be involved in positive learning environments like GRID, then the more likely they will be to pursue a technical or field based position.”
Gregory Willis, a Marine Corps Veteran, retired in the same Compton neig
At the beginning of May, an amazing team of women drove 2+ hours to come
NRG Energy sent 40 of its employees out to install solar on four homes with GRID Alternatives last week as part of its annual NRG Global Giving Day.
City officials, homeowners and other partners and dignitaries joined GRID on Tuesday, May 20 to celebrate the completion of the 246 kW project, which represents the largest solar deployment in a single affordable housing community through California’s SASH program.
On May 17th, the five members of GRID’s Climate Ride team depart San Francisco for a four day ride to Sacramento. We're biking 240 miles to raise awareness about climate change, environmental justice, and low-carbon transportation while fundraising for GRID and other nonprofits.
We're joining President Obama and over 300 other companies, organizations and public agencies in making major new commitments to deploy renewable energy. In support of the Obama administration’s national renewable energy goals, we're committing to help install 100 MW of solar power on affordable single-family and multifamily homes across the country by 2024.