Solarthon kicked off at this start of this weekend with two great installs, perfectly highlighting the diverse cross-section of Los Angeles brought together in the name of solar.
This summer, 10 Novato families not only unlocked the
Dorothy Stallworth has seen a lot in the more than 40 years she has spent living in Menlo Park. But never, she shared, has she experienced anything like GRID Alternatives’ 12th Annual Solarthon, which recently filled her small Belle Haven neighborhood with more than 120 volunteers, job trainees, and partners on Saturday, June 10th.
Blue Oak Energy Project Engineer and avid GRID Alternatives volunteer Jay Ruzicka, at his 2nd Solarthon, spoke with GRID staff about how GRID's work impacts training for the solar industry.
UC Davis Business School student, Net Impact member, and GRID Alternatives supporter Rob Bohn shared his thoughts on GRID's impact on the community after his 2nd Solarthon experience. Students from UC Davis Net Impact raised funds for GRID Alternatives before taking part in one of the solar installations in the North City Farms neighborhood of Sacramento.
On a cool Saturday morning in the Ocean View neighborhood, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco held an emotional celebration dedicating 28 new affordable homes for low-income families, with a solar system - installed by GRID Alternatives - on every roof. The development, called Habitat Terrace, arose from what was once a vacant lot to become beautiful three story homes for families in need.
This year’s Central Valley Solarthon was held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Dinuba, CA. 140 volunteers composed of community members of the region, financial supporters, and students converged on this community located 40 miles southeast of Fresno.
GRID Central Coast is happy to announce that Solarthon will return in May 2017!
Known for it’s low crime rate and good school district, the city of Novato is a beautiful haven in Marin County, featuring 3,600 acres of open space. These amenities don’t come without a price, however--with an average home value of upwards of $750,000, Novato is not a city accessible to all. On Saturday September 10th, GRID and Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco will help change that, bringing solar to 10 new affordable homes during our 11th annual Solarthon event!
Starting a new year, GRID Alternatives Central Coast is looking back on the wonderful work we’ve accomplished in 2015…A New office opening, 123 systems installed, 17 job trainees hired in the Clean Energy sector, and bringing more and more solar to the Central Coast residents who need it most! We are so grateful to all our supporters and we definitely couldn’t do it without YOU!