News from the Field
San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, named for the sweeping v
It takes two hours on foot, up a long dirt path, to reach the
Cassie is just one hundreds of Veterans who have walked through GRID Alternatives’ training doors to continue serving their communities here at home. This year several of our offices are ramping up partnerships with Veteran service agencies, like The Mission Continues, in an effort to help them learn new skills and gain a foothold in the solar industry.
Last month, GRID Alternatives joined representatives of housing organizations, foundations, finance companies and solar companies from around the country for a White House summit on solar for multifamily affordable housing. Solar has a lot of benefits for housing authorities and other affordable housing owners, and as part of his 2013 Climate Action Plan, President Obama called for 100 MW of solar on Federally-assisted housing.
SunEdison and GRID Alternatives announced an expanded partnership through RISE, a new national initiative to build a more inclusive solar workforce and connect an industry that needs good people with communities that need good jobs.
Colleen Smith has been on five volunteer trips to install solar in Nicaragua, and can't wait to return. Read her guest blog about her experience installing a solar powered drip irrigation system for a Nicaraguan farmer!
We are eternally grateful to GRID Alternatives and its staff. Families like us would never have been able to afford solar panels if not for a program like this. -- Mayuga Family
On a cold November morning, just three days before Thanksgiving, volunteers gathered in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, NY to help install solar power on the home of Fred Cotton and Sallie Phelps.
In celebration of the winter holiday, we want to share with you one of our favorite success stories of 2014, a young man struggling to support an extended family in New York City who found a career for himself in solar through GRID and our partner Green City Force.
Between the four sacred mountains of the Navajo Nation the land and sky stretch vast and wild. Here, in Bird Springs Arizona, GRID Alternatives' Tribal Program staff partnered with three Navajo communities for an inaugural installation of a 2.6kW grid-tied solar photovoltaic system.