Who We Are

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For the next generation

Whole communities learn how solar power is cleaning the air to ensure a healthy future for their children.
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Real world experience

Job trainees from Center for Employment Training get hands-on experience installing a solar electric system for a low-income homeowner in San Jose, CA.
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Generating happy homeowners

Central Valley Homeowner Esmeralda Avila, single mother of four, beams as she turns her system on for the first time. It will save her family an average of $1000 a year over its life.
At GRID Alternatives, we believe that a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy needs to benefit everyone. We are working across the United States and internationally to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.

Renewable energy can drive economic growth and environmental benefits in communities most impacted by underemployment, pollution and climate change. GRID Alternatives is a national leader in helping economic and environmental justice communities nationwide get clean, affordable renewable energy, transportation, and jobs. Internationally, our energy access work is lighting up off-grid communities in Nepal, Nicaragua, and Mexico. GRID envisions a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone.

GRID Alternatives is 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization based in Oakland, California, with eight affiliate offices serving all of California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. We also have a national Tribal Program, and an International Program serving Nicaragua, Nepal, Mexico and Puerto Rico.