Sharon Wise looks out the front window of her apartment in Anacostia — past the lawn where she regularly hands out food to the needy or helps neighborhood kids with art projects — and sees the opportunities.
GRID Alternatives and Bank of America have renewed their partnership to support GRID’s SolarCorps Fellowship Program. A $300,000 grant from Bank of America is helping to fund the SolarCorps Fellowship Program, which has up to 40 SolarCorps Fellows complete one-year, full-time paid positions focusing on solar installation, community outreach and workforce development in GRID offices across the country.
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.
"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 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.