Press Releases

A pioneering solar microgrid installed on The Chemeheuvi Reservation in Lake Havasu, California is at the leading edge of the state’s community resiliency efforts.

GRID Alternatives announced a $500,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its SolarCorps Fellowship Program. This national grant builds on the bank’s past support for GRID in locations in California and Colorado.

GRID Alternatives announced the launch of an initiative to bring its solar program to communities in need in neighboring Mexico. In October, staff from GRID Alternatives’ San Diego affiliate and International Program successfully completed GRID's first Mexico project, travelling across the border to install a no-cost solar electric system benefiting children at a Baja, California orphanage.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member Stephanie Yellow Hammer and her family will benefit from clean, free energy from the sun thanks to a solar electric system installed on her home last week. The project, a partnership between the tribe and national nonprofit GRID Alternatives, is the first grid-tied solar electric system to be installed on the Standing Rock reservation. 

The Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives Colorado announce the completion of a two‐year partnership focused on demonstrating the benefits of community solar for low‐income communities across the state.

Youth and adults living in Sacramento’s Promise Zone will get training for careers in the solar industry thanks to a collaborative investment in workforce development by four financial institutions. 

GRID Alternatives today announced a major solar panel donation from Tesla that will support solar power for an estimated 150 low-income households across the country. The 569 kW of donated equipment will also unlock 15,000 hours of hands-on job training through GRID’s unique community participation model.

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives (GRID), and Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) announce the development of a 1.95MW community solar project that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents, affordable housing providers and nonprofit organizations in the utility’s service territory.

SMUD, in partnership with GRID Alternatives, is working to help customers in underserved neighborhoods save money and energy by helping GRID find candidates eligible to receive no-cost solar electricity systems in SMUD’s service territory. 

Seven GRID Alternatves projects and partners around the country were selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar in Your Community Challenge, a $5 million prize competition that aims to expand solar electricity access.