Solar Spring Break

As we glance back at 2018, there are many positive achievements that GRID can be thankful for here in the IE.
This Veterans Day we look back on our Solar Spring Break in Sacramento with the Veteran Conservation Corp (VCC) and our interview with veteran Kim Pham, a former GRID volunteer and VCC internship coordinator.
Sam Laveson is a sophomore studying Geology and Earth Sciences at the College of William & Mary who led GRID’s first Solar Spring Break Intercollegiate Team as they installed solar alongside our North Valley staff members. Read about Sam’s journey as a student leader, and consider joining the next Intercollegiate Team on March 25-29, 2019 in San Diego, CA!
GRID North Valley welcomed a Solar Spring Break team of veterans from Perry Technical Institute from Washington for a week of hands-on solar training and service.
The City of Pittsburg baked in the springtime sun as Steven Chan sought shelter underneath a sprawling, leafy tree. Along with eleven other students from the University of California, Berkeley, Steven was spending day two of his spring break week not on the beach, but rather installing solar for low-income families and translating classroom concepts to real solutions as a part of GRID Bay Area’s Solar Spring Break program.
Seeing everything that makes an office like ours function, from project design to warehousing, produced a deeper understanding of solar careers.
April is national volunteer month and GRID Inland Empire kicked it off early with a Volunteer Appreciation event on March 8.
Nearly 200 college students are trading the beach for a rooftop this spring! Students from 19 schools across the country will spend their school break installing no-cost solar for low-income families through Solar Spring Break.
Anuj Thakkar has a passion for renewable energy, battery storage technologies and micro grid solutions.

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