Press Releases

Government officials and community leaders gathered at the home of Leonard Wills in East Baltimore’s C.A.R.E Community to kick of a project that will bring the benefits of solar power to local residents and serve as a model for improving community sustainability and resiliency citywide. Led by nonprofit GRID Alternatives in partnership with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability and the Baltimore Energy Challenge, the project includes solar installations for 10 families and a community center.

GRID Alternatives and Grand Valley Power (GVP), an electric cooperative utility based in Grand Junction, CO, today announced an unprecedented partnership to develop and produce a community solar garden dedicated exclusively to rate-payers qualified as low-income. The first of its kind in Colorado, the 25kW array will provide clean, renewable power to 6-10 families in the Grand Junction area, offsetting up to 90% of their electricity costs.

GRID Alternatives to install solar for over 1,600 families through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Legislators, administration officials and community groups gathered today at a live solar installation in Sacramento to highlight the state’s partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, to expand clean energy access to disadvantaged communities.
SunEdison, Inc. the world's largest renewable energy development company, and the SunEdison Foundation, today announced a $5 million contribution to their philanthropic partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation's largest non-profit solar installer. Together, the organizations are launching a two-year initiative called RISE to connect the industry's growing demand for skilled workers with communities that need jobs, and to build a more inclusive solar workforce.
Today U.S. government agency and White House officials paid a personal visit to the home of Kiona Mack, a single mother in the economically challenged Ivy City neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C., joining volunteers, job trainees, and community partners to install solar panels on her home. The project was led by GRID Alternatives, the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer, which is launching its new mid-Atlantic presence with this neighborhood project to install solar energy systems on 10 Habitat for Humanity of Washington

Today, more than 15 gigawatts of solar energy have been installed in the U.S., enough to power 3.2 million homes. However, important national policy issues remain around its reach into underserved communities. Join us to highlight a very compelling community partnership program that demonstrates how low-income communities can gain access to solar energy and skilled jobs in a growth industry. 

City officials, homeowners and other partners and dignitaries joined GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer, to celebrate the installation of solar electric systems on 84 homes in a single affordable housing community. The project, in Palm Desert’s Desert Rose community, represents the largest ever solar deployment through California’s Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes program (SASH), which GRID Alternatives manages on behalf of the CPUC.

Eleven students from the University of Michigan are soaking up the California sunshine this year not on the beach, but on the rooftop, installing solar power for three tribal families at the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians reservation through GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break.