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Local leaders tout San Diego as "America's Solar City", and a look at the San Diego Solar Map is impressive. But dig a little deeper and you won't find many solar rooftops in San Diego's low-income neighborhoods. GRID Alternatives San Diego is working to change that. From San Ysidro to Escondido, Barrio Logan to Julian, we are bringing the power of solar electricity to low-income families, rooftop by rooftop, at the rate of about two homes a week. And we do it all with the help of community volunteers and job trainees, who can use the experience to help them get jobs in the rapidly growing solar industry.

Learn more about our work by exploring the buttons below, or visit our partner page to find out ways to get involved.

Regional News

Every member of the GRID San Diego community is vital to our success. We used our end of year event, Solstice,... Read more ›
Ms. Phillips’ environmental motivations weren’t motivation enough for local solar contractors. Read more ›
Hung Nguyen and his family are finally catching a break. After months of electricity bills exceeding $400, they... Read more ›
Local chapters of two non-profits came together on Saturday, August 20, 2016 to install a solar electric system... Read more ›
“One thing I’ve really noticed about people working in wind or solar is that they’re passionate, they’re really... Read more ›
Cathlean Ramsey's tireless activism has significantly diminished crime rates in the Skyline Neighborhood, one... Read more ›
“Firstly, don’t be afraid to call and see if you qualify, it’s easy and it doesn’t hurt." Read more ›
“I don’t want to be in this position -- I don’t want to apply for aid. That’s not me. I didn’t even want to ask... Read more ›