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Work alongside community members to install off-grid solar power, while experiencing full immersion in rural life and local culture.


Upcoming Projects

[SOLD OUT] Harness the power of the sun for rural farmers in Nicaragua

SOLD OUT. Join GRID Alternatives’ International Program in February 2018 for a journey to Nicaragua to install a solar-powered drip irrigation system on the small farm of the Cruz family in La Rinconada, Jinotega, Nicaragua. You will get hands-on with a system that utilizes a solar-powered water pump to move water from a water source into an elevated tank, and then distributes the water through a network of irrigation tubing to the farmland through gravity drip by drip. The solar irrigation system provides water for fruit and vegetable crops to help improve the lives of the Cruz family by increasing crop production, saving time, and increasing income. Learn more. 

Dates: February 17-25, 2018
Location: La Rinconada, Jinotega, Nicaragua
Trip Fee: $1,800 per person


Solarize homes and improve air quality for families in rural Nicaragua- Join GRID to install solar AND improved cookstoves!

Travel with GRID to install both solar home systems and improved cookstoves for 11 households in Potrero Platanal, Nicaragua while learning about household energy matters in rural communities. The solar home systems you install will displace harmful kerosene lamps and provide each household with light and AC power outlets so families can use regular home appliances like lamps, cell phones, TVs, computers, and fans. Even in homes with access to solar energy, the kitchen is a place where families are still exposed to harmful smoke from cooking over open flames. Culturally appropriate improved cookstoves are more efficient and require less wood, which means fewer emissions, healthier air, and saving women time. Sign up today for a project that will bring the benefits of solar and directly impact the health and well-being of Nicaraguan families. Learn more. 

Dates: April 14-22, 2018
Location: Potrero Platanal, Boaco, Nicaragua
Trip Fee: $1,800 per person


 [SOLD OUT] Join GRID for a solar project in Nepal's Chitwan National Park to empower women and protect endangered species!

SOLD OUT- All 10 spots on this trip are full. Contact us if you'd like to be placed on the waitlist. Travel to Nepal with GRID Alternatives for a journey with a focus on conservation and women's empowerment! You will install a 1.2 kW solar system to provide clean, reliable electricity to an off-grid wildlife observation tower in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is Nepal’s first National Park, a refuge to the Bengal Tiger and home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros, among many other species. Electricity will transform the tower into a safe space for travelers to view the wildlife the park protects and stay overnight for a fee. The income from the towers is managed by local residents that are dedicated to wildlife and resource conservation, habitat restoration, women's empowerment initiatives, and education programs. Learn more.

Dates: April 22-29, 2018
Location: Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Trip Fee: $2,200 per person


 

Join GRID Alternatives for a household energy access project in Nicaragua!

Travel with GRID Alternatives to build a brighter future for families in El Regadio, Nicaragua! Join us in June 2018 to install solar home systems for 15 households in the rural community of El Regadio, Nicaragua while experiencing full immersion in local life and culture. Since 2008, GRID Alternatives’ International Program has been working in off-grid communities throughout Nicaragua to install solar on schools, health clinics, small farms, and homes. Access to clean solar energy impacts education, health, and quality of life for people living in poverty in rural communities. Sign up today for an immersive journey! Learn more. 

Dates: June 9-17, 2018
Location: El Regadio, Jinotega, Nicaragua
Trip Fee: $1,800 per person


Travel with GRID to install solar home systems and improved cookstoves in rural households!

Travel with GRID to install both solar home systems and improved cookstoves for 11 households in Potrero Platanal, Nicaragua while learning about household energy matters in rural communities. The solar home systems you install will displace harmful kerosene lamps and provide each household with light and AC power outlets so families can use regular home appliances like lamps, cell phones, TVs, computers, and fans. Even in homes with access to solar energy, the kitchen is a place where families are still exposed to harmful smoke from cooking over open flames. Culturally appropriate improved cookstoves are more efficient and require less wood, which means fewer emissions, healthier air, and saving women time. Sign up today for a project that will bring the benefits of solar and directly impact the health and well-being of Nicaraguan families. Learn more. 

Dates: October 20-28, 2018
Location: Potrero Platanal, Boaco, Nicaragua
Trip Fee: $1,800 per person

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