GRID in the News

Northeastern University students Nancy Figueroa and Lauren Azzola test the currency of a solar panel while Jordana Torres writes down the readings during Spring Break with GRID Alternatives in March 2015. Emily Bertolino — Enterprise-Record file photo


By Ashiah Scharaga, Enterprise-Record

Chico >> Many area residents are now eligible for a program that will install free solar panels on their homes.

In support of the Obama Administration’s announcement on July 7, 2015 to increase access to solar energy for low- and moderate- income communities, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a $25,000 commitment to GRID Alternatives North Valley to ensure solar is reaching underserved communities throughout the region.

How California's Cap and Trade program is helping the state combat the harsh effects of climate change.

California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget revisions include spending more than $2 billion dollars from the state’s cap and trade program. But money from the greenhouse gas reduction program is already helping some homeowners this fiscal year.

University of Nevada, Reno, were in town to perform community service by installing solar panels on the homes of two local, low-income families. At the same time, they were here to learn about solar installation and the benefits using solar energy can have for the environment—not to mention the pocketbooks of homeowners.

A total of 11 students from Northeastern will install 12 solar panels on a home in Hamilton City. For the estimated 20 year life of a solar panel system, that will be a $26,000 cost savings for the family.

A group of young adults shed heavy winter coats worn at their Boston-based college for T-shirts and hardhats this week in Northern California as an alternative way to spend spring break.

While most Bostonians battled the cold last week, a group of Northeastern University students headed to Chico to enjoy the warm sunny weather and to help harness it too.

College students at Northeastern University were more than happy to trade beaches for hard hats and help families in need during their Solar Spring Break trip with GRID Alternatives North Valley.