Press Releases

SMUD, in partnership with GRID Alternatives, is working to help customers in underserved neighborhoods save money and energy by helping GRID find candidates eligible to receive no-cost solar electricity systems in SMUD’s service territory. 

Seven GRID Alternatves projects and partners around the country were selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar in Your Community Challenge, a $5 million prize competition that aims to expand solar electricity access.

GRID Alternatives today announced expansion of its multifamily affordable solar program into the Connecticut market. The program helps affordable housing owners and operators reduce energy costs with solar, providing no-cost technical assistance, as well as turnkey solar design and installation services.

Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced an extension to their partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer, to provide financing for solar installations in low-income communities.

JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives' work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country. JinkoSolar's contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of providing solar to an estimated 1600 families and multifamily affordable housing providers in 2017.

Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA) and GRID Alternatives Tri-State, Inc. today announced the launch of the Energy Efficiency and Solar Partnership (EESP). The nonprofit partnership will combine AEA’s leading edge expertise in energy efficiency with GRID Alternatives’ successful low-income solar model to bring low-cost energy efficiency and solar power to owners and managers of affordable multifamily housing.

National nonprofits GRID Alternatives and Vote Solar today released an updated version of their Low-Income Solar Policy Guide, an online tool first released in 2016 that offers a comprehensive look at proven policies and program models for expanding access to solar power and solar jobs around the country.

Nearly 200 college students from 15 schools across the country will spend their school break installing no-cost solar for low-income families, gaining hands-on workforce training, and connecting with solar industry careers through GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break program. 

GRID Alternatives today announced the Wells Fargo Foundation has committed to a four-year, $2 million grant to expand low-income solar access. The grant builds on more than $4 million Wells Fargo has invested in GRID Alternatives since 2008, catalyzing the national expansion of GRID’s work bringing solar power and job training to disadvantaged communities.

GRID Alternatives announces the election of Senior Programs Director Cathleen Monahan, to a three-year contractor position on the California Solar Energy Industries Association’s (CALSEIA) Board of Directors.