GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (GLA) offers many ways for companies, local governments, affordable housing organizations and others to participate in our work. From sponsoring team-building workdays for your employees, to event sponsorships, to partnering on targeted installations and outreach coordination, there are many ways you can help us bring our successful model to new cities and communities. For more information on any of these partnership opportunities, contact Rina Gabbay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 725-5123.
An investment in GLA is an investment in healthy, sustainable communities and clean energy. We can develop customized partnerships for companies that want to sponsor one installation, multiple installations throughout the year, or installations in multiple regions. Benefits to partners include team-building solar installations for employees and executives, high-visibility signage at project sites, co-branding and media opportunities, as well as recognition on social media and on our website.
Cities and municipalities have supported GLA’s work through a variety of funding sources in order to bring solar to their communities. With GLA working in your community, you can help homeowners save up to 80 percent on their electricity bills, allowing them more money to pay their mortgage, spend at local businesses and invest in their children’s education. In addition, we can help bring hands-on solar job training to local students and workers. All of these benefits occur while helping reduce dependence on carbon based fuels.
GLA works with a variety of other organizations to provide solar power and job training to the communities we serve. We work with affordable housing organizations to outreach to clients that may be eligible for our program as well as community and technical colleges to provide job training to students and local workers seeking employment in the solar industry.
Join us for our next Solarthon - our annual solar block party and largest installation of the year. This event helps us raise funds and create awareness for the work we do throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County. In 2014, we held our 5th annual Solarthon in Santa Ana, CA, where more than 100 participants—volunteers, individual sponsors, corporate teams, job trainees and homeowners—came together to install solar electric systems for five families. Over their 30-year lifetime, the solar electric systems are expected to create over $159,000 in savings for the families.