GRID in the News

Clean Air Partners 20th Annicersary awards recognizes GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic for long-standing commitment and impact on regional air quality. 

Located in the southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., Parkchester Apartments was not unlike some other affordable housing developments in the city. NHPF enlisted the expertise of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, an affiliate office of a national nonprofit that focused on bringing solar power and energy efficiency to underserved communities.

The NAACP is teaming up with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic to help install solar panels on a single family home in Baltimore, MD owned by Mr. Wade Watkins. The 3.43 kW rooftop system will provide an estimated savings annually of $689 a year on his energy bills, and will prevent 89 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the systems' lifetime.

On the St. Ambrose Aigburth Vail Senior Community’s rooftop in Towson last week, yet another great partnership was at work. It was there that Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, Constellation solar volunteers and GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic solar trainees gathered to outfit the building with a sustainable supply of energy.

The NHP Foundation, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, and GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic team up to install solar panels for Washington, D.C. affordable housing residents on Earth Day. The solar will provide the residents with clean, local power and cost savings. 

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic staff and Constellation volunteers began installing a 90 kW solar system today that will assist St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in funding renovations at its senior living center, Aigburth Vale. 

Forget the beach. These students are spending their spring break bringing energy efficiency to low-income residents in Washington, DC.

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.