News from the Field

We’re excited to introduce our Solar Futures K-8 Toolkit, which was designed in collaboration with SunPower to educate and inspire young students about solar energy, energy conservation, and careers in solar. Read More >
In September, a group of 50 women from around the country joined GRID Alternatives Colorado for GRID’s first-ever WE Build retreat. Over two days of camping and comradery, the women installed 200 panels on a low-income community solar array in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Read More >
This month, forty brand new SolarCorps Fellows are putting on hardhats and hitting the roof and the streets as they embark on a year of service with GRID. Read More >
During the second week of August, GRID Alternatives worked closely with the Northern Pueblos Housing Authority (NPHA) and San Ildefonso Housing Commissioner Tom Garcia to install a 3.7 kW solar electric system for tribal elder Virginia Tafoya. Read More >
Kelsey Schrock, Project Coordinator for GRID Alternatives' International Program in Nicaragua details a small taste of life in Nicaragua--a must read for anyone interested in traveling on one of our upcoming volunteer trips. Read More >
GRID co-founder Erica Mackie is featured in three videos from our longtime partner Enphase Energy to celebrate 10 years of innovation. The three part series looks at the growth of solar in the past decade, the inflection point we are at today, and the future we envision. Read More >
GRID Alternatives is proud to announce that one of our volunteers has found great success in the solar industry! German Rivas began exploring solar technology two years ago through GRID and his class at Proteus. Read More >
After working 20 years in the food service business, Doug Hackett felt unenthused and discontent with the lack of upward mobility in the industry. So when he saw a posting on Craigslist about Rising Sun Energy Center, a leading green training, employment, and residential efficiency organization based out of Berkeley, he jumped at the chance to turn his career in a new direction with Rising Sun and, ultimately, with GRID Alternatives Bay Area. Read More >
This is your last chance to show your support, spread the word, and help us cross the finish line strong on August 6th to #PowerUpNepal! We can do it! But we need your help. Read More >
The village of Dhapchung, Nepal may seem worlds away from where you sit right now reading these words. In fact, GRID Alternatives’ headquarters office in Oakland, CA is situated more than 7,500 miles across the Pacific. But thanks to Chris Fearon, a dedicated volunteer and supporter of GRID, Dhapchung feels much closer. Chris offers us a glimpse into the resilience, vibrancy, and humanity of Dhapchung through his own eyes. Read More >


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