North Valley

GRID Alternatives vision is a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Our mission is to make renewable energy technology and training available to underserved communities.

GRID Alternatives helps low-income families save money while bringing clean solar energy onto the grid, and providing volunteers and job seekers with hands-on experience in solar.  Since 2011, the North Valley office has been helping families go solar throughout northern California, from Sacramento to Siskiyou counties.   Join us and be a part of the clean energy transition-  become a client, volunteer or make a donation today!


Regional News

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We caught up with GRID Volunteer Zachary Peek about how to build a career in Solar! Read more ›
Article by Kristin Lester, an AmeriCorps VISTA serving a year with GRID's tribal program as a SolarCorps fellow. With a base in our Denver, Colorado office, she has traveled back and forth to Pine Ridge to help develop our pilot project there.
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Wells Volunteers at Solarthon with Sal
Sal Torres got to say thank-you in person to Wells Fargo for its support of GRID's job training... Read more ›


Timing services will be provided by Under the Sun Events. Race bibs will have RFID chips attached to track acrutate finsh times.  

Follow the link below to find out where you placed.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

The 5K Chico Climate Challenge is a 5K run through a portion of beautiful Lower Bidwell Park, raising funds for and awareness of non-profit programs to reduce our region’s carbon footprint.  Support this effort through tax-deductible event sponsorship, sponsoring an employee team, and joining like-minded individuals for a morning in Chico’s crown jewel, Bidwell Park.  Consider becoming a Climate Champion or Steward, and sponsor an employee workday or local youth team



Lower Bidwell Park
One Mile Picnic & BBQ Area
Chico, CA US 95927


NO Parking is available in the park before 9:00 AM. 

Vehicles can park on Woodland Ave.


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