Rey Leon charging his EV at an UpliftCA event, photo by Scott Hoag

Equitable Clean Mobility 101

Transportation electrification can serve as a powerful vehicle for economic development and wealth building. What does this work look like on the ground? Photo: Scott Hoag.

Who We Are

GRID Alternatives envisions a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone. Our mission is to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.

Our Impact


Equitable Clean Mobility 101

We now have the technology to replace gasoline with sunshine, which has the benefit of being better for the planet and dramatically cheaper for drivers to ‘fill up’. GRID knows that electric vehicles and clean mobility are powerful opportunities for reparation in communities that have borne the brunt of the gasoline economy.

Tenants at Valle de Las Brisas get their savings from solar

Located in Madera, California, Valle de Las Brisas is an affordable housing development of charming single-story, Spanish-inspired, terracotta-roofed apartments in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. It is also home to a community of approximately 81 senior residents. Tenants at Las Brisas enjoy amenities including spacious yards, a shared community pool, and now - energy from the sun.

Climate Reality Project Highlights a Just Transition to Clean Energy

The 49th training session of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps was recently held in Las Vegas. Tanksi Clairmont, Director of GRID Alternatives' Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF), was amongst the selected speakers and panelists who highlighted the event, along with some notable celebrities including Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott and former Vice President, Al Gore.