GRID Bay Area is thrilled to announce that our first Women In Solar (WIS) intensive training was a huge success! The program was a part of GRID’s WIS initiative – a national push to build a strong and sustainable solar industry through greater inclusion of women’s voices, talent and leadership, as the industry's workforce is currently only 23.9% female. Over the local two week training program, GRID was proud to see women with a diverse set of backgrounds (from veteran to veterinarian!) come together to form a rockin' 10 woman team.
Women in Solar
We are excited to announce our newest appointment to the GLA Board, Mary Luévano. Mary comes to the GLA Board with over fifteen years of environmental experience gained from serving as both Vice President and Policy and Legislative Director of Global Green USA where she oversaw many of Global Green’s groundbreaking initiatives related to green building and clean energy.
There is nothing more challenging than juggling in the rain. However, the rain did not dent the spirit of 39 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) students in the first week of January 2016 as they worked tirelessly in the rain installing two solar systems in Madera, California.
We are excited to welcome Jocelyn DeLeon to the GRID Alternatives family as our new Outreach Assistant in the Central Coast South office.
GRID volunteers return to finish the job...
My name is Karelia Tercero. This is a short story about how I became the first female solar technician for GRID Alternatives in Nicaragua.
“We just went around the world and I didn’t even leave this job site!” joked GRID’s Solar Installation Supervisor, Ron Griffin, at an install late this October. Why? Because this install hosted a remarkable group of emerging clean energy leaders from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East in partnership with TechWomen.
On a dark and chilly Saturday morning 120 volunteers and community supporters devoted their time helping five families receive solar on their homes in Biola, California.
Ladies, get your career in solar started - with a free eight day training program hosted by GRID! This women-only program provides a positive learning space for you to gain knowledge about solar career paths, with skill building in several difference areas.
We had a beautiful day at the Martinez residence in south Sacramento last Friday and Saturday at our Sacramento Women’s build!