Central Coast Solarthon 2015




Thank you to all our supporters for making Solarthon 2014 a HUGE Success!!!

Solarthon 2014 coincided with GRID Central Coast's 500th installation making October 4, 2014 a day to remember! Four (4) deserving low-income families in Atascadero received solar at no cost during our annual flagship fundraising event. Many thanks to our corporate sponsors: Wells Fargo, PG&E and Rabobank for making this incredible day possible! Thank you also to the San Luis Obispo Community Foundation for granting us money towards training the 19 job trainee participants in Solar installation - moving many un- and under-employed volunteers closer to an entry-level position in the solar industry! We had representative volunteers from all four areas of our Workforce Development programs: Troops to Solar, (With-Promise) Youth in Solar, Students for Solar, and Women in Solar. Atascadero Mayor, Tom O'Malley, spoke during our lunch program and, along with the Atascadero City Council, designated October 4, 2014 GRID Alternatives Central Coast Day for the City of Atascadero! We would also like to thank the Atascadero Kiwanis Club for providing lunch to all our staff, volunteers, and community members. A GREAT day was had by all and, in the end, our mission to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities was further realized.

Please see KSBY news coverage of our day!

Impacts of Solarthon 2014:

  • 4 solar electric systems for low-income families
  • 11kW of clean, renewable energy
  • $70,650 in total savings for families over the systems' lifetimes
  • 288 tons of greenhouse gas emissions prevented over the systems' lifetimes, equivalent to planting 6,768 trees!

Get Involved!!!

Contact Justin Hitchcock, GRID Central Coast Regional Director
(805) 769-9121 or jhitchcock@gridalternatives.org 

Thank you to our 2014 Solarthon sponsors!


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