Press Releases

GRID Alternatives (GRID), the nation's leading non-profit provider of community-led renewable energy solutions, is thrilled to announce that it has been selected to receive two Solar for All program grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
GRID Alternatives has been accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) for its Installations Basics Training 200 Program, which provides hands-on training to entry-level solar installers. GRID's IREC Accreditation will be held at Headquarters, with Central Valley being the first affiliate to secure accreditation. The accreditation is valid for five years. Once certification has been secured, GRID will continue applying to add additional affiliates to become accredited training providers until all affiliates have earned IREC accreditation.
GRID Alternatives (GRID) and Empowered by Light (EBL) have partnered to launch a one-year pilot solar workforce development program in Juncos, Puerto Rico. The program seeks to train 60 people during the first year using GRID’s Installation Basics Training (IBT) curriculum, which consists of three weeks and 120 hours of interactive classroom learning and hands-on solar training labs. Job trainees gain new occupational skill sets, experience with practical solar applications, and opportunities for a new career path.
The Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America (ISNA/ESNA) will host a thrilling three-day tournament January 17-19th at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. GRID Alternatives will be competing as the only all-women team present, for the second year in a row.
GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF) is proud to announce a significant investment in its mission to advance clean energy solutions within tribal communities. TSAF has been awarded a generous $25 million grant from the Waverley Street Foundation (WSF). This transformative grant will catalyze the growth of renewable energy initiatives, strengthen tribal self-sufficiency, and drive sustainable economic development across Indian Country.
Today, BMO announced a $3 million donation in support of GRID Alternative’s (GRID) low-to-no cost solar energy systems and storage, clean mobility, and job training programs for underserved and unserved families throughout California, Colorado, and Native communities in the western United States. GRID, the nation’s leading nonprofit solar installer, partners with organizations to build community-powered solutions to enable access to renewable energy.