Bay Area News

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 >
Every fall, GRID Bay Area hosts Women in Solar programming thanks to support from the We Give Donor Circle. Led by our 2018/2019 SolarCorps Workforce Development Fellow, Gwen Chang, 2019 was a full week of Women in Solar programming - 9 total events over the span of 6 days! These included 3 webinars, 2 solar installs, a practice roof session, resume review workshop, networking happy hour, and a women in solar leadership panel discussion. And what a week it was! Read on for the highlights. Read More >
Dalton Bruce was a recent summer intern at the GRID Alternatives North Coast office. Read on to learn about Dalton's experience in his own words. Read More >
As an ally for this year’s Global Climate Strike, GRID Bay Area has compiled a list of daily pledges in solidarity with the climate activists that are walking out of their homes and workplaces to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. We may not all be able to strike, but we can pledge to make a small change each day during the week of September 20th -27th to limit our carbon footprint and show our support! Pick a day, pick a pledge, or make your own - but we hope you’ll join us and millions of activists around the world in supporting climate justice for everyone! Read More >
As part of GRID Alternatives’ vision of a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone, GRID recently launched an initiative to make electric vehicles more accessible to the communities we serve.  Read on to learn more and for Q&A with Terea Macomber, GRID's Electric Vehicle Project Manager. Or come out to an upcoming EV Ride and Drive event here in the Bay. Read More >
This July, GRID Bay Area’s Troops to Solar training partnership with local veterans services organization, Swords to Plowshares, completed a second successful training after wrapping up its pilot cohort earlier this year in the spring. The partnership aims to reduce the barriers to employment for local veterans interested in the rapidly growing solar industry through pre-employment job readiness training, hands-on training, and employment opportunities. Read More >
You need a job to gain experience, but experience to get hired for a job. It’s a classic Catch 22 and a cycle that GRID Alternatives Bay Area has been working hard to try to break. This Spring, GRID Bay Area’s Workforce Development team partnered with several local organizations to administer real-world, hands-on experience, providing 4,500 training hours to community members in just two months! Click on for some photos from our action packed spring! Read More >
Meet our SolarCorps Outreach Fellow, Parwana Ayub! Parwana is a Bay Area native that is grateful to be addressing environmental issues in an inclusive and equitable manner at home. Read More >
Environmental and social justice fellows from around the Bay Area met with UC Berkeley students at a first ever Fellowship Summit in Oakland, California. The event was created and organized by Bay Area SolarCorps Fellow, Gwen Chang. Read More >

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