Companies that invest in GRID Alternatives are investing in positive, measurable impacts across the country and demonstrating their commitment to environmental and community sustainability. Corporate partners can support our work locally, cross-regionally or nationwide through sponsored workdays for their employees and/or investment in our programs. For local sponsorships, please contact your local GRID Alternatives office.
GRID is a national expert in developing and implementing low-income single-family and community solar programs in tandem with utilities. We’ve partnered with Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric/Sempra, Xcel Energy, Grand Valley Power and many others to provide energy cost reductions for low-income families, train local workers, and demonstrate utilities’ commitment to clean energy and the community.
Affordable housing partnerships
GRID partners with both single-family and multifamily affordable housing providers across the United States to develop solar projects that make their housing more environmentally sustainable, reduce electricity costs for residents, and provide solar workforce training opportunities for community members. Affordable housing partners include Habitat for Humanity, People's Self-Help Housing, Self-Help Enterprises, the Denver Housing Authority and more. Learn about our technical assistance program for multifamily housing.
GRID has partnered with over 100 community-based job training organizations to provide students with hands-on experience in industry-relevant skills to complement classroom learning and prepare them for employment. GRID’s training directly prepares participants for solar installation and operations jobs. Knowledge gained at installations, at workshops, or in office roles can also help trainees excel in the design and marketing aspects of solar business.
GRID works with local and state government agencies to design and administer solar programs serving their low-income constituents, meet their goals for reducing energy use, diversify their energy portfolios, lower housing costs in their affordable homeownership programs, and develop a strong local workforce.