On August 26, 2017, a diverse volunteer group including women employees from the Inter-American Development Bank’s energy division kicked off the largest solar array in Prince George’s County, Maryland for We Build.
“I’m very grateful and very blessed to be part of this program,” said Homeowner Pamela, “…and I’m happy to have the sun!” followed up Homeowner Wade. The two Baltimore neighbors stood beaming, on one of the hottest days of the August, talking about their experience going solar with GRID Alternatives.
These 569 kW of donated equipment will also unlock 15,000 hours of hands-on training through GRID's unique community participation model.
GRID Alternatives Central Valley started with six team members and one t
Forty-five women from around the country joined together earlier this month to help build the Coyote Ridge Solar Array at GRID Colorado’s annual We Build Retreat, a weekend of service learning and networking for women in solar and related careers.
Our friends at Truman know that without concerned Americans across all sectors, we don't have a chance to move the needle on irreversible climate change. Thanks for giving so many attendees the chance to see an eye-opening documentary with a great discussion!
“If I could sum up today in a few words I’d say ‘satisfying, sweaty, heat’.” said Marcus Jones, Branch Manager at Wells Fargo. Seven volunteers from Wells Fargo, came out on sticky and hot, 95 degree day in July to install a solar system for a low-income homeowner in Baltimore’s Berea neighborhood, Mr. Darnell Edmond.
“The solar panels are getting a workout right now,” exclaimed DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, referencing the abundant sunshine on Monday morning, as Solar Works DC job trainees gathered behind the Mayor in their gold shirts for the official Solar Works DC kick-off event.
We've already hosted several job fairs this year helping connect talented individuals with solar careers...and we're just getting started!