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SunPower Corp., a global solar technology and energy services provider, today announced a major new philanthropic initiative in partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation's largest non-profit solar installer. The Solar Futures program will expand on GRID Alternatives' work in high schools, providing both classroom and hands-on solar training to K-14 students, with a focus on high school juniors and seniors.
Enphase Energy Inc. today announced a major expansion of its philanthropic partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation's largest non-profit solar installer, helping the organization provide rooftop solar installations and hands-on job training in low-income communities across the United States. The agreement will help drive an estimated three megawatts (MW) of new capacity, save 900 families $25 million in energy costs over the systems' lifetimes, and prevent 78,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

White House and other government officials gathered today at a live solar installation Baltimore to announce a series of commitments around solar in low-income communities, including a major new investment in GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Program through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Under the program, 40 AmeriCorps members will gain hands-on training and skills to access jobs in the booming solar industry each year through service at GRID Alternatives’ affiliates and offices throughout the

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.