News from the Field

A White House honor for GRID!

Tim Sears, GRID Alternatives co-founder, was honored at the White House on April 17 as a Champion of Change for Solar Deployment.

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Expanding partnership with Enphase

Expanding partnership with Enphase

The expansion this year of our long-standing partnership with Enphase Energy will allow us to serve hundreds of families and job trainees throughout the nation.

Portrero Sur Shines New Light for American Volunteers

Portrero Sur Shines New Light for American Volunteers

This past February, GRID Alternatives took a group of volunteers from Sunrun on a powerful journey into the rural village of Portrero Sur, Nicaragua.

Announcing our International Program!

Announcing our International Program!

International work has always been part of GRID Alternatives' long-term vision of bringing solar to underserved communities.

Solar Spring Break:

Solar Spring Break: "You con-du-it!"

Solar puns like "you con-du-it!" abounded as University of Vermont and University of Michigan students spent their spring break with GRID Alternatives helping families go solar.

Thanks for celebrating with us!

Thanks for celebrating with us!

We held a big party in the heart of downtown San Francisco to celebrate the last ten years of GRID Alternatives and the partners who have helped us come this far.

Special thanks to the Honnold Foundation

Special thanks to the Honnold Foundation

A gift from the Honnold Foundation, coupled with other rebates and our signature volunteer model, is helping four families go solar that would not have otherwise had the opportunity.

How one woman spread solar to hundreds

How one woman spread solar to hundreds

Espanola Jackson is an icon in her community who's helped over 100 fellow community members get solar through GRID! Read more about her inspiring story and how she is now a proud solar homeowner.

Reporting for duty once again

Reporting for duty once again

Through a service project hosted by nonprofit The Mission Continues, three branches of the U.S. Military joined forces to install a 3.4 kilowatt AC solar electric system for the King family in South Los Angeles.

Nebraska students create

Nebraska students create "Solar Vortex"

University of Nebraska-Lincoln escaped the "Polar Vortex" to install solar for families in Goshen, California.