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“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.
The year 2020 is getting off to a great start with GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) accomplishing the first Solar Futures install of the year in Perris, California.
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) collaborated with the Riverside County’s Workforce Connection Program and College of the Desert last year to launch a Solar Construction Cohort Program, which proved to be very successful.
As we welcome this New Year, GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) reflects back on many accomplishments achieved in 2019.
GRID’s Women in Solar Program (WE Build) promotes a diverse and inclusive solar industry that includes women by providing valuable hands-on job training.
Bridges at Florence, a low income multi-family housing complex receives solar panels
Five volunteers and six GRID staff volunteers from the United States donated their time to help make possible the installation of a solar system and a coffee roaster for a women’s coffee cooperative in El Regadio, Nicaragua.
This August, volunteers from U.S. Bank joined the GRID Alternatives Colorado team in Thornton, CO to install the 3.7-kilowatt solar system on the Otterson family home.
The Oasis House is a 5-acre facility in Apple Valley, California ran by Cedar House, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that helps improve the lives of individuals and families suffering from substance abuse or co-disorders.

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