GRID in the News

A group called GRID Alternatives is giving a public housing complex in Southeast D.C. an environmentally friendly facelift. It's all expected to cut residents' utility bills in half, while also reducing the carbon footprint. Instead of going to a tropical location for spring break, some University of North Carolina students have volunteered their time to work on this project.

About one dozen students from the University of North Carolina braved this past week's winter weather in Washington DC to help families in Southeast DC. They were part of a Solar Spring Break program which uses students and professionals to install solar panels in existing homes and housing complexes.

A family in the Penn North neighborhood today became the 100th low-income household in the mid-Atlantic region to convert its power supply to solar energy in partnership with a unique Washington D.C.-based nonprofit.

In a ceremony Tuesday night at the Embassy of Finland, Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Director, Tommy Wells presented the 2016 District Sustainability Awards to recognize outstanding achievements and leadership in sustainability.

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic has received Washington, D.C.’s 2016 District Sustainability Award from D.C.’s Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE), in recognition of GRID’s achievements advancing sustainability and solar energy in the District.

How does a person who has spent 26 years in prison, lacks a high school degree, and has little job experience, become a highly-paid solar installation supervisor in three years?

Washington Gas partnered with GRID Alternatives to bring solar to Parkchester, a multifamily unit in Southeast DC. 

Today, volunteers with Washington Gas helped install solar with GRID Alternatives on a multifamily site. 

If you know of someone looking for a job, or specifically a career in solar, the free Solar Job Fair happening in D.C. on November 17  is an excellent start. 

Nicole Steele from GRID Alternatives, Jon Rosa from Fuel Fund of Maryland, and Mirrel Simms the solar homeowner joined Environment Maryland as they released their report Shining Rewards at a home solar installation done by GRID Alternatives, a non-profit working to make solar practical and accessible for low income communities.