“I am happy that I was selected for this,” said Ms. Williams, beaming, “I’m elated!”
Ms. Williams just received 14 solar panels on the roof of her house. The 3.43 kW system will save her an estimated $17,000 on her electric bill during the systems’ lifetime. This money will come in handy for Ms. Williams, a Baltimore senior who lives on a fixed income. Secretary Moniz of the U.S. Department of Energy, Congressman Sarbanes of the 3rd District of Maryland, and Baltimore Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh joined GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic for this solar installation, to show their support for the continued growth of low-income solar in Baltimore.
“We have seen a tremendous expansion of these programs,” said Secretary Moniz, “We are so excited to see this install in action today.” The install was completed by Civic Works job trainees, an organization partnering with GRID to bring energy efficiency and solar energy to low-income families in Baltimore. Tony, a Civic Works job trainee, spoke to the group about how her experience with GRID Alternatives was going to help her with her future career.
This install in Baltimore was a result of a partnership between Morgan State University, Coppin State University, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore Energy Challenge, and the City of Baltimore. “We look forward to doing this throughout the Baltimore,” said Mayor-elect Pugh, “and we want to create opportunities for the people of Baltimore to join a growing industry.”
Help other homeowners go solar and save thousands on their electricity bills by donating to GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic this Holiday Season!