GRID Alternatives New York Tri-State officially opened its doors in 2014 to make solar power and solar jobs accessible to underserved communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We kicked off the program in fall 2013 with installations across the region in partnership with several local job training and affordable housing organizations. Now, our work predominantly focuses on solar for multifamily housing. Beginning in 2017, due to a generous grant from the JPB foundation, affordable housing developers can receive no-cost technical assistance to determine whether or not their properties are suitable for solar. We also offer a mission-based, "one-stop shop" process for implementing solar power on qualified multifamily properties.

Multifamily Solar Program

GRID Alternatives Tri-State offers technical assistance and turnkey installation services to multifamily affordable housing developers. Learn more.

Workforce Development

Hands-on experience is central to our model, and we want to help turn that experience into meaningful employment opportunities for people in communities we serve. Our workforce development programs and initiatives include: 

  • Installation Training Programs, training programs offering volunteers hands-on installation training to develop their skills and increase employment opportunities.
  • National Women in Solar Initiative, a national initiative to build a more inclusive solar workforce and connect an industry that needs good people with communities that need good jobs.
  • SolarCorps Fellowships, one-year placements at GRID Alternatives that give participants the opportunity to get broad and deep experience in a variety of aspects of the industry.
  • Solar Futures, a K-14 education program offering classroom curriculum and hands-on training for youth.

Regional News

GRID Alternatives Tri-State and Association for Energy Affordability have joined forces to launch the new... Read more ›
NY1 - Bronx based company offers low-cost solar panel installation to help low-income residents save on their... Read more ›
On August 1st, students from Yonsei University in Seoul visited the GRID NY Tri-State office in the South Bronx... Read more ›
“The green economy is right now, and it’s right here on this roof.” Read more ›
Passionate about cycling, raising awareness about climate change, and supporting GRID? Participate in one of... Read more ›
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Shinnecock Tribal leaders brought attention to how tribal communities... Read more ›
Workers with Grid Alternative install solar panel as low-income homes in East Camden get solar panels installed... Read more ›