Policy

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic is engaged in solar policy advocacy in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and elsewhere along the East Coast to promote a clean energy transition that includes everyone.
While hundreds of world leaders descended on San Francisco, GRID showcased California low-income solar policy in action with State Senator Kevin de León and other leaders in San Francisco’s Bayview community.
In mid-June, 10 trainees climbed onto a roof to install solar for the first time. It marked a special day for GRID in Illinois: the culmination of an eight-week training, combining Lutheran Services of Southern Illinois’ (LSSI) Employment Skills School and a GRID Alternatives solar installation bootcamp, aimed at helping individuals who were formerly incarcerated start careers in the renewable energy field.
Senator Kevin de León celebrates pairing of two state programs that are easing the energy burden for low-income households and providing local job training.
The Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs on solar panels is a setback for clean energy and jobs in frontline communities.
GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles was proud to host some of the City of Los Angeles’ most prominent policy makers, including keynotes from Lauren Faber (Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles) and Nancy Sutley (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power).
Solar has the potential to bring dramatic savings to both operators and tenants. But state solar rebate programs are extremely popular.
Earlier this month, GRID Alternatives paid tribute to that effort and celebrated the coming Solar For All program with our first project in Illinois, a demonstration of the myriad ways solar can benefit local communities.
In 2018, California will launch the largest solar on affordable housing rebate program to date, and Los Angeles happens to be home to the most rebate-eligible properties of any county in the state.
Like GRID Alternatives teams in other regions of the United States, we're enthusiastic about the untapped talent that the solar industry can unlock in our recently-released men and women.

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