News from the Field

What do basketball star Bill Walton, twenty NRG Home Solar employees, and a baker in San Francisco have in common? The question might sound like the lead-in to a joke, but the answer is actually a pretty serious matter. The common thread between these people is a commitment to making solar power more accessible. Read More >
San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, named for the sweeping v Read More >
It takes two hours on foot, up a long dirt path, to reach the Read More >
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. Read More >
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. Read More >
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. Read More >
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! Read More >
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 Read More >
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. Read More >
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. Read More >

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