GRID In the News

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.  

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.

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.