Solar Futures

We’re excited to introduce our Solar Futures K-8 Toolkit, which was designed in collaboration with SunPower to educate and inspire young students about solar energy, energy conservation, and careers in solar.
Bishop Paiute students become the newest addition to Solar Futures...
GRID Alternatives Central Coast is pleased to announce the certification of 4 new team leaders working to install solar for low income families. The Team Leader program was developed for “super volunteers” – volunteers who attend repeated solar installations with our team- working towards mastery of a checklist of installation skills. It takes time, patience and dedication to achieve team leader status and these solar hotshots have certainly earned their coveted orange shirts!
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, students from George M. DeWolf High School came out to participate on their first installation with GRID Alternatives. Enrolled in the school’s construction technology course, students were eager to get hands-on solar installation experience while helping a local family in need.
As part of the Solar Futures initiative, GRID Colorado is seeking out high schools statewide to help educate youth about solar and illuminate career pathways in the solar industry.
Despite storn clouds brewing in the west, almost 30 job trainees, students, Empire Electric Association staff, and members of the community volunteered to help install a 21kW community solar garden in Cortez, Colorado last weekend.
Eager about what the day will bring, students from Ceres High School’s Manufacturing and Green Technology Academy strapped on their safety gear, ready to install solar in their hometown of Ceres. School officials and students filled the front yard of the home, as media captured the story of stewardship and volunteerism in the small town.
Getting out into the field with GRID Alternatives is always a highlight of the school week for students at Yosemite High School in Merced, but this week, it had extra meaning. Not only were the students working side-by-side with students from the Merced Adult School to install solar for a former Adult School classmate, but they also got a visit from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson.
Generational support of GRID and solar from Northern California to Southern California...
As 2016 continues to unfold, GRID celebrates its new partnership with Parlier Unified School District. On a recent chilly February morning, fifteen high school students from agriculture classes at Parlier High School came out to learn how to install solar in Parlier, a small town of 15,000 residents.

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