In 2016, through 5 community solar projects completed in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office, many rural Colorado households have been provided access to the long-term financial and environmental benefits of solar. GRID also installed 20 rooftop solar systems for households in the greater Denver metropolitan area, and partnered with affordable housing agency Boulder Housing Partners to provide clean energy and job training opportunities to their residents. In 2017, GRID Alternatives Colorado will continue to expand our ability to provide much-needed energy cost savings to low-income qualified households and affordable housing providers, and offer more valuable hands-on job training opportunities for those communities that need jobs the most. 

GRID Alternatives Colorado has now installed over 1200 kW of solar throughout Colorado, saving more than 350 families over $8,200,000 over the systems' lifetimes, preventing more than 38,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (the equivalent of 7,300 cars off the road for a year), and training more than 1000 volunteers and job trainees. 

Regional News

A Colorado county’s unwavering vision to reclaim a local brownfield and turn it into a “greenfield” is coming... Read more ›
Colorado Governor Hicklenlooper attends the Colorado Community Solarthon, where volunteers and job trainees... Read more ›
Many thanks to the 2016 Class of SolarCorps Fellows who devoted a year of service to GRID Colorado and the... Read more ›
Scott Chapman started volunteering with GRID’s San Diego office after retiring from the Marine Corps. “I was... Read more ›
GRID’s Workforce Development Manager, Allison Moe, got an unexpected trip down memory lane this month. Read more ›
GRID Alternatives' community solar project developed in partnership with the Yampa Valley Electric Association... Read more ›
On Thursday September 22nd, twelve solar job trainees came together with hiring managers from four solar... Read more ›
Guest blog from Programs Assistant, Lillian Chen. Read more ›