What We Do

GRID Programs
All of GRID Alternatives' programs point to the same triple bottom line: People, Planet, Employment: energy cost savings, hands-on installation experience, and a source of clean, local energy that benefits us all.

Solar Programs

GRID Alternatives provides no- to very-low-cost solar power for low-income families while providing hands-on installation experience for job seekers and community volunteers. We also offer technical assistance and turnkey installation services to multifamily affordable housing developers, and are working with cooperative, municipal and investor-owned utilities to develop the first community solar projects in the country dedicated to low-income communities.


Workforce Development

Hands-on experience is central to our model, and we want to help turn that experience into meaningful employment opportunities for people in communities we serve. Our job training programs and initiatives include: 


Tribal Program

GRID Alternatives partners with tribal communities to help them achieve their clean energy goals while providing financial savings and job training opportunities to improve their members' quality of life.  


International Program

Travel to Nicaragua with GRID Alternatives to light up rural communities for the first time! We offer multiple "voluntourism" trips throughout the year, as well as opportunities for private sponsored trips for corporate and student teams.  

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Women in Solar

Women’s voices, talents and leadership are needed more than ever to build a strong and sustainable industry. Join Women in Solar for webcasts, women's builds, and more.