Benefits to municipalities
In 2006, California led the nation in passing AB32, an ambitious bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state. Since then, other state and local governments have followed by setting their own goals to implement clean energy solutions and reduce pollution of all kinds. GRID Alternatives partners with municipalities and government agencies to help them meet their energy diversity targets, ensure that low-income communities are included in their efforts, and at the same time make homeownership more affordable in these communities.
In 2008, GRID Alternatives was selected as the statewide program manager on behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission for the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program, a California Solar Initiative program specifically targeting low-income homeowners. We have also worked with the D.C. government to develop a low-income solar program, and received a major grant from NYSERDA to build out our program in New York. We also partner with local governments in all of our service areas to implement local and regional solar programs and identify potential clients for our services. Key cities include San Francisco; Richmond, CA; the City of San Louis Obispo; the City of San Diego and Lakewood, CO. To learn more about local government partnerships in your area, click on a region below.