GRID Alternatives' Solar Spring Break is a service-learning program that gives college students from around the country the opportunity to spend their vacation week installing solar in underserved communities. More than that, students learn how the power of the sun can bring real-world benefits to real-world economic problems. Our 2020-21 season pending. Check back in the Fall!
"Solar Spring Break really opened my eyes as to how new science and engineering technologies can be combined with helping those in need.”
-- Allie Shepard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“I'm really interested in renewables and having hands-on experience really helped me understand the industry better."
-- Shomik Verma, Duke University
"My Solar Spring Break experience was magical to say the least. I gained a new perspective on the importance of solar energy and organizations like GRID Alternatives."
-- Kyle Weiner, North Carolina State University
Solar Spring Break Registration Pending!
- Deadline for Solar Spring Break winter trip registration -- October 04, 2019
- Deadline for Solar Spring Break spring or summer trip registration -- November 15, 2019* (noon PT/3pm ET)
- Deadline for Intercollegiate Student Leader application -- November 15, 2019
- Deadline for Intercollegiate Student Team Member application -- November 25, 2019 (noon PT/3pm ET)
*The registration deadline for an International trip is at least nine months before the trip start date
Participate as an individual on the Solar Spring Break Intercollegiate Team!
Students from schools across the country are coming together to participate in a Solar Spring Break experience.
In 2020, th Solar Spring Break season was affected by COVID-19 like many other alternative break programs. Check out our 2020 blog to learn more.
Thank you to the following colleges and universities who engaged in the Solar Spring Break Service-Learning Curriculum!
California State University, East Bay
Fort Lewis College
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Miami Dade College
Michigan State University
North Carolina State University
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Santa Cruz
Wenworth Institute of Technology
Virginia Polytechnical and State University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Appalachia State University
|Solar Spring Break is sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Click here to read about our past Solar Spring Break adventures!