Bay Area News

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. Read More >
This month we are highlighting our SolarCorps Construction & Outreach Fellow in our North Coast Office. Read on for what inspires Garrison and what brought him to GRID. Read More >
As you exit Highway 101 and drive into Redwood Valley Rancheri Read More >
When I told the team in January that I would be transitioning out of my role as Executive Director to work on the 2020 election, I never thought that my last few months would be spent helping to chart a course for the organization through a global pandemic while the nation grapples with heartbreaking examples of police brutality and systemic racism. Read More >
Safety is a core GRID value. With the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share with you the response GRID is taking to slow the spread of the virus and limit potential exposure for our staff, our partners, our volunteers and trainees, and the communities we work with. Read More >
En un estado donde el 30% de la población es de habla hispana, y siendo GRID una organización que provee servicios a muchas comunidades de habla hispana, los miembros de GRID Juan Bernal, Melissa Bergsneider and Luis Amar se dieron cuenta que algo faltaba en nuestros programas del Área de la Bahía: una manera para que nuestra comunidad de voluntarios, aprendices y clientes de habla hispana puedan participar en instalaciones solares de GRID completamente en su lengua natal. Read More >
“We see a great need to include traditionally underrepresented groups into the solar industry,” - Melissa Bergsneider, SolarCorps Fellow and one of the team members spearheading an initiative to offer Spanish language solar installation instruction at GRID. Learn more about Melissa’s vision and our first successful Spanish language solar installation for the Villa Family in Menlo Park. Read More >
As the solar landscape changes and we continue to do more and more multifamily and commercial projects with less predictability on volunteer engagement opportunities, we have updated our volunteer program in order to be more intentional and serve a wider variety of diverse interests in the GRID community. See what's new with volunteerism at GRID Bay Area. Read More >
This month is a two-for-one staff spotlight highlighting the two new faces of our Workforce Development Team! Meet Ambessa Cantave, Workforce Development Manager, and Alexandra Shade, SolarCorps Workforce Development and Volunteer Fellow. Both fueled by GRID's emphasis on equity, they look forward to working together to provide more job training opportunities in 2020. Read More >
GRID Bay Area's North Coast branch office has been partnering with California's tribal communities to bring solar savings and job training to indigenous families since 2013, installing 896 kilowatts DC to date on tribal lands in the region. Join all of us at GRID Bay Area in observing Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, October 14th. Read on for a list of ways you can support Bay Area Indigenous Peoples. Read More >


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