GRID Programs
All of GRID Alternatives' programs point to the same triple bottom line: People, Planet, Employment. We work in communities across the United States and in Nicaragua to make solar power and solar jobs accessible to those that need them most.

Solar Affordable Housing

GRID Alternatives' core program, providing no- to very-low-cost solar power for low-income families while providing hands-on installation experience for job seekers and community volunteers. We also administer California's two dedicated single-family low-income solar incentive programs, Single Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) (California Public Utilities Commission) and the Low-Income Weatherization Program - solar component (CA Dept. of Community Services and Development).

Workforce Development

Hands-on experience is central to our model, and we want to help turn that experience into meaningful employment opportunities for people in communities we serve. Our job training programs and initiatives include: 

Tribal Program

GRID Alternatives partners with tribal communities to help them achieve their clean energy goals while providing financial savings and job training opportunities to improve their members' quality of life.  

International Program

Travel to Nicaragua with GRID Alternatives to light up rural communities for the first time! We offer multiple "voluntourism" trips throughout the year, as well as opportunities for private sponsored trips for corporate and student teams.  

Multifamily Solar Housing

GRID Alternatives offers affordable housing owners across the country both technical assistance and a mission-based, “one-stop shop” partner for solar power on their multifamily housing portfolios.  

Solar Spring Break

College students from across the nation spend their spring break getting hands on with solar power while making a difference in the community.

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