We're launching our Solar Affordable Housing Program in the Mid-Atlantic region! The EPA's Gina McCarthy, HUD’s Julian Castro, & White House officials came out to celebrate with us and shine a spotlight on access to solar power for low-income families.
Women in Solar
GRID is hosting a special volunteer orientation on Thursday, September 18th, exclusively for women. If you are interested or you know others who may be interested, come to the offices of LEAD Inc. in Lincoln Heights to network, connect to the solar industry and learn how to obtain hands-on solar experience while giving back to your community.
GRID, our partners, our volunteers, and our homeowners all contributed for one day of installation for our 9th annual Solarthon!
We would like to thank and say farewell to three AmeriCorps State members and PG&E solar fellows who have completed 1700 hours of service to our office – Lauren Walburg, Anton Muller and Dan St. Sauveur.
Our Hollister Summer Immersion in Solar enabled us to provide volunteers and job trainees with real-world experience through hands on training in solar installation both on the roof and the ground. It also gave us a chance to pilot Troops to Solar and Students for Solar, two of our new Workforce Development Initiatives and enabled us to have two Women’s Builds as part of our National Women in Solar Initiative.
This year, our Central Coast regional office is continuing its work as a non-profit solar contractor with the help of three new employees and four new interns.
GRID volunteer Wendy Campa writes about her first days on the job with SolarCity. She is the first female installer in her local SolarCity office.
On Saturday, June 28th, GRID Alternatives Central Valley kicked off its participation in GRID's National Women in Solar Initiative with an all-women’s crew providing installation expertise. On this crew were six extraordinary women from the surrounding area that helped install solar on a Habitat for Humanity home located in Clovis, California.
GRID Alternatives, in partnership with PG&E Pacific Energy Center, hosted our second annual Solar Jobs Fair in conjunction with the Intersolar conference in San Francisco.
“When Hurricane Sandy hit I was at home finishing up dinner.