Press Releases

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.

Solar One, GRID Alternatives Tri-State and Co-op Power today announced the launch of Affordable Solar New York. The nonprofit initiative will bring low-cost solar power to affordable housing providers in New York, which provide critical housing and services to low-income residents. 

Philanthropic support to include $150,000 cash donation as well as volunteer solar installation personpower to low-income families across the U.S.

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

Under the partnership, SunPower will donate more than two megawatts of high efficiency solar panels over a three-year period. The commitment will provide enough solar to help power approximately 550 homes and will also provide job training in underserved communities.