In the wake of spring outpourings of grief and anger over the killings of Black Americans such as Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, numerous companies in the clean energy industry turned the lens inward. Companies that had never before spoken out about racism published statements condemning it, and some donated to the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
GRID in the News
Now in its third year, TSAF has selected its grantees for the 2020-2021 grant cycle, expanding its project map to Alaska, with two Alaska Native grantees included in the grant cycle.
"The announcement that Sunrun and GRID Alternatives are partnering to provide free energy storage systems to low-income residents in California’s wild-fire prone areas could not have come at a more critical or opportune moment," writes pv magazine contributor K Kauffman.
GRID is partnering with Sunrun and Swell Energy to get the word out about equity-reslience storage incentives in California. The families most impacted by climate change and that typically pay a higher porpotion of their income for electricity are also the most vulnerable to wildfires and power shutoffs. Access to storage technology will help these families.
In an op-ed for the San Diego Union-Tribune, GRID's Clovis Honoré and Irasema Garcia write about how we must dismantle white privilege and supremacy in order to rebuild a truly equitable and just future.
GRID's national Tribal Program and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will be installing solar on administrative buildings in the White Mesa community, thanks to an award from the Department of Energy.
Borgen Magazine explores how international volunteerism can be done well, like GRID's International Program model that is built on long-term commitment and engagement with communities.
GRID Alternatives “exclusively serve[s] low-income families and communities,” GRID Communications Director, Sarah Bucci, said in an interview with Global Citizen. Every one of GRID Alternatives’ projects is of no cost to its clients, which allows them to benefit from the energy savings immediately.
In a new interview for The Weather Channel, co-founder and CEO Erica Mackie talks about the benefits of community solar.
GRID was recognized by the 2019 Dive Awards for our Solar Futures program. By partnering with tribal communities and schools serving native students, GRID is supporting learning in science, technology, engineering and math and introducing students who face significant barriers to opportunities in the growing solar industry.