Press Releases

The Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives announce five community solar projects designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households. Delta Montrose Electric Association, Gunnison County Electric Association, Holy Cross Energy, San Miguel Power Association and Yampa Valley Electric Association have volunteered to build low-income projects totaling 579 kW.

Sunrun announces a national partnership with GRID Alternatives to bring clean, affordable solar to more homeowners across the country. Sunrun will support GRID Alternatives' work in low-income communities nationwide through a combination of employee volunteerism, philanthropic support and in-kind equipment donations. In addition to volunteering on installations around the country, Sunrun employees will offer career development support to GRID's workforce trainees.

GRID Alternatives announced a partnership with NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities, to extend the benefits of solar energy to lowincome families in New Jersey, New York, Colorado, and California. The partnership was announced at a three-home solar installation in Camden, N.J., one of the nation’s most economically disadvantaged communities.

The Colorado Energy Office is awarding $1.2 million in grant funding to GRID Alternatives to implement a solar demonstration project for low-income communities in Colorado. GRID Alternatives Colorado will develop up to 12 community solar systems, ranging in size from 50 to 500 kilowatts, throughout the state. Cumulatively, the demonstration project will provide over one megawatt of installed solar capacity. The projects will serve at least 300 low-income families and are expected to offset at least 50 percent of subscribing families’ electricity costs over each four-year subscription term.
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