GRID Alternatives Bay Area is partnering with BRIDGE Housing on our largest multifamily solar install to date benefiting low-income renters. Over six weeks this fall, we will install 208 kilowatts of solar - more than 700 panels - at East Palo Alto's Peninsula Park apartment complex. With 129 units, Peninsula Park will be our biggest impact yet! Read on to learn more.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Tara Barauskas, though, things now look pretty bright for this operator.
Today, between 500,000 and a million people call this side of town "home."
GRID Alternatives first Solarthon block party in the Mid-Atlantic held in an affordable housing complex in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
The Solar industry had the second largest quarter in US History based on a recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) — installing over 2.3 gigawatts of solar PV — and is expected to grow to 12 gigawatts of solar capacity by the end of 2017. GRID Alternatives contributed to this growth as the largest nonprofit solar organization in the industry, with nearly 1,200 systems installed in 2017. GRID is also an innovative industry leader through the development of our Multifamily Affordable Solar Program. Our teams assist developers and governmental agencies in providing renewable energy solutions to individuals who live in multifamily structures such as apartment complexes.
GRID IE is approaching an important milestone in October as a 90 kW microgrid system will be installed at the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe’s Community Center in Havasu Lake, California. The microgrid represents another successful project that has already seen the GRID-Chemehuevi partnership blossom with over 80 residential solar systems installed on tribal homes. The partnership has also produced a Solar Spring Break with Duke University and provided photovoltaic (PV) training for over 20 tribal members.
Thanks to more than two dozen stellar panelists and keynote speakers who contributed to making our September 14 event a step forward for energy equity in L.A.!
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.