GRID Alternatives’ International Program brings solar power to rural off-grid communities in Nicaragua and Nepal, providing electricity for schools, health clinics, farms, and homes. Our volunteer program gives travelers the opportunity to get hands-on with renewable energy and make a lasting impact in a community, while our projects demonstrate sustainable models for renewable energy development around the world.
Travel with us!
Travel with GRID to Nicaragua and have the experience of a lifetime! Work alongside community members to install off-grid solar power, while experiencing full immersion in rural Nicaraguan life and culture. You’ll also have the chance to explore the beauty of Nicaragua, from its lakes and volcanoes to its colonial cities. Travel as an individual or a group. Corporate and student trips are also available! Learn more.
About our program
GRID has more than eight years of experience with successful and sustainable rural electrification projects in Nicaragua, and in fall 2016 we're embarking on our first project in Nepal! We have installed over 70 systems in 25 communities to-date and continue to work with those communities to ensure that their long-term energy needs are being met. You can learn more about these projects and their impacts on communities here. In addition to solar installation projects, our Solar Lighting Program provides high-quality affordable solar lighting solutions to families living in rural areas, while supporting micro-enterprise for women. Learn more about our sustainable energy access model.
Help us Power Up Nepal
One year after the devastating earthquakes, Nepali people are still working to move from rubble to reconstruction, and from darkness to light. In the wake of the disaster, GRID Alternatives is launching a project to bring solar power to one of the most deeply impacted communities in Nepal: the village of Dhapchung. Learn more about the innovative project here!