GRID in the News

How is solar is making an impact for low-income families and jobseekers in Los Angeles?

A new partnership in New York City is tackling the technical and financial obstacles that keep solar financing away from low-income housing.

A solar recipient in Los Angeles urges state leaders to continue to promote clean energy programs that benefit low-income communities.

The Colorado Energy Office, GRID Alternatives and rural electric cooperative San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) have announced a brownfield-sited community solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents in SMPA’s service territory.

How does a person who has spent 26 years in prison, lacks a high school degree, and has little job experience, become a highly-paid solar installation supervisor in three years?

Thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, GRID Alternatives will install 394 kW of solar on tribal lands to electrify areas that are often underserved by utilities.

On the first day of the GreenBiz VERGE 16 event, conference-goers took part in a GRID Alternatives installation, topping a modest home nearby with 12 solar panels. Hear from Barbara Grady, who participated in the installation.

GRID Alternatives Colorado received a $1.2 million grant from the Colorado Energy Office last year to partner with utilities such as YVEA to create affordable access to solar in rural areas of the state. The new array at YVEA is the fourth project resulting from that grant and is expected to serve 35 or more households. 

Raghu Belur, Co-Founder and Vice President of Products and Strategic Initiatives at Enphase Energy writes about Erica Mackie's infuential and innovative leadership of GRID Alternatives.

The University of California's Berkeley research institute has teamed up with GRID Alternatives to study energy access and off-grid solar projects with a goal of expanding the reach of off-grid solar around the world.

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