This year, GRID welcomed college teams from across the country for our most ambitious--and impactful--Solar Spring Break yet!
Solar Spring Break
When undergraduate and graduate students spend a week at GRIDLA activities, everything from the site visits to the homeowner install is a step preparing them to have future impact beyond the university.
Spring is in the air bringing nature to its prime and gifting us with bountiful sunshine, green landscapes and Spring Break! This spring, seven college students from Duke University traveled over 2,500 miles to help install a solar system for a low-income family and learn about renewable energy with GRID Alternatives.
Genesha Burton, a pre-law student from Michigan State University, shared with us how her experience volunteering with GRID Alternatives through the Solar Spring Break program stoked her growing interest in environmental justice.
Nine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill students braved the cold during an unconventional Spring Break and volunteered for a week with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic (GRID), installing solar on a multi-family apartment complex in Southeast DC.
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Students from fifteen schools across the country will spend their upcoming spring breaks installing solar for low-income families and getting hands-on workforce training in the solar industry as part of our Solar Spring Break program.
When Shivam Desai, a junior studying physics at Santa Clara University, first heard about GRID Alternatives from his professor, he was intrigued by its multifaceted strategy to address social justice and environmental justice issues at the same time.
November is a time of giving thanks and GRID Alternatives Central Coast would like to take the opportunity to highlight one of our premier supporters, BHE Renewables. BHE Renewables owns Topaz Solar Farms in the Carrisa Plains (San Luis Obispo County) and have been a wonderful supporter in our local community. Their contributions to GRID Alternatives have helped advance our Workforce Development initiatives on the Central Coast and placed a number of job trainees directly in solar jobs.