Cate was first introduced to solar while working in development and agriculture in Chad in the 1990s, and fell in love with solar. She decided to learn everything she could about solar energy, and volunteered with GRID to gain experience.
Women in Solar
In October 2017, GRID's VP of Construction and Workforce Development, Anna Bautista, received C3E's Advocacy Award for her extraordinary work advocating for clean energy and job training in underserved communities. Listen to her powerful acceptance speech.
For three days in early December 2017, GRID Alternatives led a small group of Native American women through the process of refurbishing a Navajo family’s solar system.
Watch the video clip to hear Sharon's inspiring story about her journey from living under a bridge to creating a 'symphony' with her teammates installing solar.
Veteran Ann Oluwadare, due to her military commitment, wasn't able to finish the Solar Technology class she had started at American River College in Sacramento. She decided to attend an install and signed up for our December We Build. She shared about her empowering experience at the 2-day install with GRID staff
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.
Welcome to the next installment of our Staff Spotlight feature
Erin Shaw has logged nearly 200 volunteer hours with GRID Alternatives, and currently serves as Field Project Operations Intern at the Bay Area office. Before joining GRID, she participated in the Bay Area’s 3rd Annual Women in Solar Training and she reflects on her week in this piece.
We partnered with Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) for Rising Women SPI Fellowship, a program that sent 6 women to the largest solar conference in North America, Solar Power International. Read on as Christina Gonzales, one of the 6 fellows, shares her solar journey.
On August 26, 2017, a diverse volunteer group including women employees from the Inter-American Development Bank’s energy division kicked off the largest solar array in Prince George’s County, Maryland for We Build.