Press Releases

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 27, 2021) - GRID Alternatives North Valley has partnered with SMUD on a free, stipended, solar certificate program for community members looking for careers in the solar industry. The Career Energy Pathways program offers virtual solar education as well as in-person, socially distanced, lab training on solar and battery storage installation.

SMA America is proud to announce that the company is now a national equipment supplier for GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer.

Now in its third year, TSAF has selected its grantees for the 2020-2021 grant cycle, expanding its project map to Alaska, with two Alaska Native grantees included in the grant cycle. 

GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to economic and environmental justice communities, announces a major partnership renewal from Bank of America to support GRID’s SolarCorps Fellowship Program.

Home batteries can help residents save money and keep the lights on at no cost, especially in the Central Valley and Los Angeles. GRID and Sunrun will provide 100% free battery systems to low-income customers in wildfire-prone region. These batteries will be funded through California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Equity Resiliency Budget, enabling Sunrun and GRID Alternatives to provide batteries at zero cost to the homeowners who receive them.

Nonprofit GRID Alternatives Inland Empire and Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians receive $2.05 million grant to bring solar and job training to tribal community.

Justice, solar and community advocates joined Senator Troy Singleton in introducing the NJ Clean Energy Equity Act, S. 2484, to help low-income New Jersey families benefit from solar, storage and energy efficiency. The bill is the first step in implementing the New Jersey Equitable and Resilient Solar + Storage Policy Roadmap.

Now through May, over 160 students, representing 16 colleges and universities from nine states, will get hands-on with renewable energy and spend their school break installing no-cost solar for low-income families through GRID's seventh Solar Spring Break. UPDATE: As of March 16, all Solar Spring Break trips have been canceled in response to COVID-19.

The Villa family of Menlo Park is looking forward to years of savings after an all Spanish-speaking crew of GRID Alternatives Bay Area staff and volunteers from Tesla’s Latinos at Tesla Employee Resource Group installed a no-cost solar system on the families’ home.

Vote Solar, GRID Alternatives and the Environmental Law & Policy Center released a new report, Principles and Recommendations for Utility Participation in Solar Programs for Low-Income Customers, on lowincomesolar.org as part of an ongoing campaign to ensure that local, clean, affordable solar energy is available to everyone, regardless of their income level or housing type. 

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