GRID Alternatives’ International Program brings solar power to rural off-grid communities in Nicaragua and Nepal, providing electricity for schools, health clinics, farms, homes, and productive-end-use applications. Our 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.
About our program
GRID has more than nine years of experience with successful and sustainable rural electrification projects in Nicaragua, and in fall 2016 we embarked on our first project in Nepal! We have installed over 115 systems in 28 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.
Travel with us!
GRID provides opportunities for individuals and teams to travel with us to Nicaragua or Nepal, gaining a first-hand view of our international work in action while supporting sustainable rural electrification projects. You'll work alongside community members to install off-grid solar power, while experiencing full immersion in rural life and local culture. Program activities are designed for a deep experience that helps individuals understand more about their own culture, values, and underlying assumptions about global issues while learning about energy access solutions. Corporate and student experiences are also available! Learn more.