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.
Here in Shannon County, South Dakota, poverty is endemic, perpetuated by substandard housing and... Read more ›
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 ›
In West Sacramento, youth from River City High’s Engineering and Science Academy put their skills... Read more ›

Tamara Herrera

Tamara Herrera was born premature and severely debilitated. She now runs and plays like any four year-old, but her health issues can still be life-threatening. Her family struggled to keep up with utility bills from hermedical equipment, often as high as $350 per month until GRID put solar on their Roseville, California home in January 2014. It lifted an incredible weight off of her family and helped them focus on providing Tamara with the brightest possible future.

Sergio Coronel

Sergio Coronel was born in the beautiful beach city of Mazatlan, Mexico. Sergio married a native Chico girl and they have two amazing boys - Andres and Camilo. Luckily for GRID, Sergio has a B.A. in architecture from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa. In Mexico, Sergio worked for 13 years in construction, was a construction manager, and devoted a lot of time to his community.

Muhammad Akram Choudhry

Solar has meant savings for Muhammad Akram Choudhry of West Sacramento, who has noticed the biggest difference in his energy bill during the hot summer months when the air conditioning is on. Muhammad is a taxi driver with two kids in college, and his solar savings have been a big help in paying their tuition bills. He appreciates solar for reducing pollution and is spreading the word about GRID in his neighborhood and in the Pakistani community.

Roseanne Martinez

Hot summers and frigid winters mean high energy bills for Roseanne Martinez of Redwood Valley. With her electrical costs slashed to about a third of the amount before getting solar, Roseanne uses her savings to buy things for her home that she couldn’t have afforded before.

Gustavo Flores

 Gustavo Flores works two jobs, one as a truck driver and one in a restaurant, and has two children in college. In March 2013, GRID installed 14 panels on the Flores family's home in West Sacramento. Solar savings are a huge help to the Flores' in paying for college - Gustavo was so grateful to the GRID volunteers who came out for the install and prepared an amazing ceviche for the whole team.


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