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Energy for All!

GRID’s unique, people-first model is putting money back into families’ pockets, increasing housing affordability and reducing the energy cost burden for affordable housing providers.
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Each single-family solar installation GRID installs prevents approximately 43 tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions - the equivalent of planting 994 trees.
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Everyone at GRID has a unique story - from clients to volunteers to job trainees and beyond, people are what make our work special.

Bay Area

GRID Alternatives Bay Area installs rooftop, community, and multifamily solar electric systems for income qualified households and affordable housing providers, providing families with needed savings and training workers for jobs in the green-tech economy. We also help low-income families access clean vehicle and transportation options that can save them money and improve local air quality. Offices in both Oakland and Willits allow GRID Bay Area to serve residents from Santa Clara to Sonoma County as well as tribal communities in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and upper Sonoma counties. Be a part of the clean energy transition - become a client, volunteer, member or make a donation today!
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Your gift puts solar power and solar jobs where they are needed most.

Get In Touch

GRID Bay Area

1171 Ocean Avenue, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94608

GRID North Coast

377 East San Francisco Avenue
Willits, CA 95490

General Inquiries – / 510-731-1310

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Staff Spotlight: Jose Montes

Jose Montes is GRID Bay Area's newest Community Engagement Coordinator. He desires to help everyone around him for a brighter, cleaner, future. Jose's passion for construction began at a young age working for his fathers construction company which led him to Construction Project Managing. He attended CSU East Bay as a Construction Manager Major, where he fell in love with sustainable building and got his LEED Green associates credential. He someday dreams of seeing a world full of net positive homes. Read on to learn more about Jose.

Staff Spotlight: Meet Liana Lei

Liana Lei comes to GRID Bay Area as the Administrative Manager supporting our Executive Director, Arthur Bart-Williams. Liana comes to GRID after 5 years of working for herself and is excited to bring her whole self to work.

Trainee Spotlight - Angelo Bettega

The GRID North Coast office is proud that we are currently on the cusp of completing our biggest project ever, a Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) project in Round Valley. This solar project is serving a 12 unit townhome community. One of the highlights of this project is that we were able to hire two trainees to support who gained solar installation experience on the job. We are thrilled to introduce one of these Trainees, Angelo Bettega, who is a total rock star!

Clean Mobility Takes Off

GRID has been making great strides in clean mobility; creating greater accessibility to clean and reliable transportation options; since the launch of the Clean Cars for All Program in 2018. Here in the Bay Area, we’ve just launched a Clean Mobility department, managed by Cynthia Ibarra, formerly Clean Mobility Coordinator. Read on for a summary of our current clean mobility offerings.

Veterans group home goes solar

Thanks in large part to Sunrun, GRID Alternatives Bay Area recently installed an 8.06 kW solar system at the Rio Vista Veterans Residence. The home will provide a permanent residence with case management and support services for six formerly homeless veterans. The six bedroom house is being built by Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity and will be owned and operated by the Berkeley Food & Housing Project with the assistance of American Legion Post 178.