Dariyn Choates, Sacramento State graduate, former GRID job trainee, and now entrepreneur started his own solar panel cleaning business after graduating from GRID's solar installation basics training program and working as a solar panel installer.
Despite inequities in our community, our environment, and our industry, the Solar Works DC program is a source of hope—by providing career opportunities, lower energy costs, and a healthier environment.
As the clean energy industry grows, it’s critical that environmental and social justice remains at the forefront of our efforts, including continued action to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into hiring practices and organizational culture, at all levels.
This year, in honor of Women in Construction Week 2023, GRID Alternatives San Diego took an internal look at where we are and how far we have come. We discovered hope and joy but also - a lot of room for growth.