Solar Futures

Solarthon, a solar installation block party and fundraiser is an annual
GRID Alternatives provides career exploration and solar education to K-14 students through its Solar Futures program. The curriculum provided through Solar Futures inspires young students to become the next generation of solar leaders. It also offers the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a field that is growing by 20 percent each year. Over 600 students have already been trained through this program, and approximately 65 solar projects have been built for Inland Empire’s disadvantaged communities as a result of these students efforts.
Jurupa Valley High School students built upon their solar installation skills as they participated in a Solar Futures event in Jurupa Valley. The students have been learning about renewable energy in their classrooms and GRID’s installation was an opportunity for students to put what they have learned to the test. Students participated in all aspects of the install including rack assembly, electrical wiring and rooftop assembly of a 5.1 kW solar system.
GRID Alternatives created the Solar Futures program to provide both clas
Outreach Coordinators Sarah Shuman and Masud Kiburi-Cunningham visited a local 4th grade classroom to do a renewable energy workshop.
Ten highly motivated high school students and grads joined GRID Alternatives for a week in June to discover solar up close.
Find out the tools that helped former GRID construction volunteer Rashah Freeman to achieve success in the solar industry.
Claire and Glaire Antonio, fraternal twin sisters from Lindsay, California, have spent the last four years honing the skill sets that will prepare them for life beyond graduation, including skills learned through solar!
High school, a time of growing, learning and answering the question “What are you going to do with the rest of your life?” One student in Fresno is already well on his way towards a future career in solar.

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