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The Workforce & Volunteer Department at GRID Alternatives Inland Empire was excited to bring on our second Solar Construction Cohort in partnership with Riverside County Workforce Connection and College of the Desert (COD).
Darren Johnson is a senior at Desert Hot Springs High School REAL Academy and attended his second solar installation in early March of this year.
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire recently installed solar for four qualified single-family homes on the Chemehuevi reservation in Lake Havasu, California.
Darrel Smith, originally from Arizona, has lived in San Bernardino for nearly 80 years.
GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean renewable energy technology and job training accessible to communities who need it most.
En un estado donde el 30% de la población es de habla hispana, y siendo GRID una organización que provee servicios a muchas comunidades de habla hispana, los miembros de GRID Juan Bernal, Melissa Bergsneider and Luis Amar se dieron cuenta que algo faltaba en nuestros programas del Área de la Bahía: una manera para que nuestra comunidad de voluntarios, aprendices y clientes de habla hispana puedan participar en instalaciones solares de GRID completamente en su lengua natal.
“We see a great need to include traditionally underrepresented groups into the solar industry,” - Melissa Bergsneider, SolarCorps Fellow and one of the team members spearheading an initiative to offer Spanish language solar installation instruction at GRID. Learn more about Melissa’s vision and our first successful Spanish language solar installation for the Villa Family in Menlo Park.
GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break (SSB) Program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a national alternative break program that creates opportunities for students to make a difference in low-income communities while getting hands-on training in renewable energy.

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