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An aerial view of Triangle Court in Richmond, CA. GRID will finish solar installations for 98 public housing units in March 2017.
For many renters on limited incomes, access to solar - and it’s cost-saving benefits - is something they don’t expect to achieve anytime soon. Read More >
Welcome to the next installment of our new Staff Spotlight feature, where we share a brief interview to introduce you to some of our amazing staff members here at GRID Bay Area! This month we’d like to introduce you to our Volunteerism & Development Fellow, Maranatha "Javi" Javines. Javi may root for the Dodgers, but they have a strong passion for making a direct social and environmental impact on the local community here in the Bay Area. Both in the field and behind the scenes, Javi is working to make the GRID volunteer experience as inclusive, meaningful and smooth as possible. Keep checking back to meet more fabulous GRID Bay Area staffers! Read More >
Enphase volunteers help GRID install solar on the Little Lake Grange community center in Willits, CA. Read More >
This past Saturday, Melvin Ray Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, welcomed a special group of visitors to his Richmond home: local veteran leaders who joined GRID staff to install 4.25 kw of solar. The install, a part of GRID’s Troops to Solar Program, will save the Jackson’s more than $1,600 each year! Read More >
It was a good day for solar jobs here at GRID Bay Area. It started with an email from an employer partner saying they just hired one of our trainees. Then came the news from local job training partner,Rising Sun Energy Center (Rising Sun), that out of a group of 10 that had just days ago finished a two-week long solar installation training with GRID, 4 trainees had been hired into solar positions and even more already had interviews lined up. That gives us a lot to celebrate! Read More >
Welcome to the next installment of our new Staff Spotlight feature, where we share a brief interview to introduce you to some of our amazing staff members here at GRID Bay Area! This month we’d like to introduce you to one of our two new SIS's in Training, Amy. Her history includes adventures both abroad and at home, dedicated activism to stop oil drilling in the Pacific Northwest and expertise in electric work as crew lead for GRID partner, Habitat for Humanity East Bay. Thoughtful and warm, you're sure to learn a ton when you're on the roof with Amy. Keep checking back to meet more fabulous GRID Bay Area staffers! Read More >
GRID Alternatives recently kicked off an exciting new Read More >
On the chilly first weekend in April, a group of seven women set out for a long drive and a one-of-a-kind experience: GRID’s Camp Solar. The weekend would include camping on the beautiful coast, exploring and hiking, local breweries and, most importantly, installing solar for the Soria family in Fort Bragg alongside GRID’s Willits-based North Coast team. The team was led by GRID Team Leader and solar industry professional, Ashley Gremel, who organized the group to raise money for a good cause and give back in a community that needs it most. Read More >
23 SunPower employee volunteers were on site in March to help bring solar to Marcus Garvey Commons--a 22-unit multifamily development in West Oakland. Read More >
On a cool Saturday morning in the Ocean View neighborhood, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco held an emotional celebration dedicating 28 new affordable homes for low-income families, with a solar system - installed by GRID Alternatives - on every roof. The development, called Habitat Terrace, arose from what was once a vacant lot to become beautiful three story homes for families in need. Read More >
Welcome to our new Staff Spotlight feature, where we share a brief interview to introduce you to some of our amazing staff members here at GRID Bay Area! This month we’d like to introduce you to our newest Solar Installation Supervisor Andrew Hayes. He’s the type of guy who fixes up old VWs and rides a purple BMW motorcycle named Barney. Quick to smile and patient while teaching, he’s a great person to meet and learn from when you’re out in the field. Keep checking back to meet more fabulous GRID Bay Area staffers! Read More >

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