Dates and Locations

Whether you want to spend your winter break in brilliantly sunny Fresno, California or spring in balmy Granada, Nicaragua, Solar Spring Break has a place for you!
 

Bay Area: Oakland, California

Bike across our world-famous crismson bridge, take a stroll down Haight-Ashbury, or hike in awe among the giant redwoods. Endless Bay Area adventures await you when you're not up on the roof!

Trip dates: 

March, April

Central Coast: Atascadero, California

Spend your week on California's breathtaking Central Coast! Our office is located in Atascadero, California, close to beaches, mountains and the Paso Robles wine region.

Trip dates:

December, January, March, April

Central Valley: Fresno, California

Believe it or not, Fresno is one of the nation's top solar cities! Cure your winter blues in the warm Central Valley sunshine while exploring California's agricultural heartland.

Trip dates:

December, January, March, April

Denver, Colorado

300 days of sun shine in the Mile-High City! Take advantage of the spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, plenty of live-music venues, the Molly Brown House Museum (the "unsinkable" Titanic survivor) and so much more. GRID Colorado is leading the charge into the new territory of community solar, otherwise known as "solar farms". Be a part of this exciting development in solar!

Trip date:

April

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is home to the Capitol, White House, the Supreme Court – and countless free museums and attractions you can jam-pack your trip with while you're not installing solar!

Trip date:

April

Greater Los Angeles: Los Angeles, California

Hollywood, beaches, museums, and abundant sunshine! Experience the real Los Angeles from a neighborhood rooftop before hitting the beaches with the rest of the spring break hoards.

Trip date:

March, April

Inland Empire: Riverside, California

Create a huge impact in a region of California with some of the highest poverty and worst air-quality issues.  This office has capacity to do an install on tribal land, so if your group is interested in learning more about local tribes in California, this is the trip for you!

Trip dates:

January, March, April

North Coast: Willits, California

After helping bring solar to a North Coast family you can hike among the redwoods, explore the rocky beaches, or look to the sea to witness the roughly 15,000 gray whales swimming south for the summer.

Trip dates:

March, April

North Valley: Chico, California

Mountain biking, hiking, and rafting spots are just minutes away from our Chico office. Come explore the California outdoors, swim in the creek at Chico's famous Bidwell Park, and get a taste of local culture and cuisine while making a difference for a family in our community.

Trip dates:

December, January, March, April

North Valley: Sacramento, California

Float down the American River, explore historic downtown, or hike one of the numerous trails winding through America's Farm-to-Fork Capital. Sacramento is the perfect place to explore the outdoors and soak up the California sun while installing solar for a local family.

Trip dates:

December, January, March, April

San Diego, California

What better place to spend your break than beautiful, palm-lined San Diego? Wind down after a long day of installing at one of its pristine beaches, or kick back at one of its hundreds of brew pubs and taquerias.

Trip dates:

December, January, March, April

Granada, Nicaragua

Bring the gift of light to a rural, off-grid community in Nicaragua. You'll spend three days installing solar while living in the community, and the rest of the week exploring this beautiful and culturally rich Latin American nation. The trip fee is $25,000 per team (with a 25% nonrefundable deposit), excluding airfare.

One trip is available in March or April, 2017.