News from the Field

Here in Shannon County, South Dakota, poverty is endemic, perpetuated by substandard housing and lack of economic infrastructure. In the Pine Ridge reservation and surrounding communities, a growing population of Native youth struggles with uncertain opportunity. Tribal and community leaders are facing these obstacles down by embarking on a path of sustainable community development that embraces cultural values and self-determination. Read More >
GRID volunteer Wendy Campa writes about her first days on the job with SolarCity. She is the first female installer in her local SolarCity office. Read More >
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff spend a lot of time Read More >
On Saturday, June 28th, GRID Alternatives Central Valley kicked off its participation in GRID's National Women in Solar Initiative with an all-women’s crew providing installation expertise. On this crew were six extraordinary women from the surrounding area that helped install solar on a Habitat for Humanity home located in Clovis, California. Read More >
“When Hurricane Sandy hit I was at home finishing up dinner. Read More >
GRID Alternatives hosted a Women in Solar panel discussion during Intersolar North America on the challenge of integrating more women into an industry that has been dominated by men. Read More >
We interviewed Veteran Nathan Edwards about his experience with GRID Read More >
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. Read More >
All last week, Certified B Corps around Colorado, the United States and the world came together to give back to their local communities as part of a global “Be the Change in our Communities” effort. Read More >
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. Read More >

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