Bay Area News
This summer, GRID Alternatives’ Bay Area hosted two awesome student interns, Diane and Julia, in the Outreach Department of our Oakland office. The students both had busy summers in the office, and we are incredibly grateful to them for their efforts on behalf of GRID! Check out what Diane and Julia got up to this summer below!
The small Humboldt County city of Arcata is known for environmental firsts. From being the first city in the U.S. to have a Green Party majority city council, to building a living wastewater treatment system atop an old solid waste dump, Arcata embraces new ways of thinking and acting on behalf of the environment.
GRID Alternatives, in partnership with the PG&E Pacific Energy Center and NorCal Solar, hosted its 3rd annual Solar Jobs Fair in conjunction with the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco. The event connected over 250 job seekers with nearly 20 actively hiring solar companies from around the Bay Area.
The GRID Oakland offices looked like a scene from a high school movie on Tuesday: 37 high school students from the SunPower Solar Science Academy were here to learn about, what else - solar!
Willits residents Dustin and Rebecca may not have known in 2014 that GRID Alternatives launched a satellite office in their small hometown. But, this spring, they became the first family in Willits to receive a new solar system from GRID!
White House and other government officials gathered at GRID Alternatives solar installation in East Baltimore to announce a series of commitments around solar in low-income communities, including a major new investment in our SolarCorps Program through the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This week in Denver, Stan Greschner, GRID's VP of Market Development, had the honor of sharing the stage with former President Bill Clinton and Navajo leader Jonathan Yazzie at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
As part of their Global Giving Week, NRG volunteers came out to help three families go solar in California and New York.
The following post is the first part in a series on UC Berkeley's Solar Spring Break with GRID Alternatives. These dedicated students raised money to fund their own volunteer installation experience with GRID, and spent the week learning to install solar and meeting industry leaders. Thanks to Angela Shen, our first guest blogger, for sharing a journal that she kept of her Solar Spring Break experience!
In San Francisco last week, nearly 300 people came out to help us celebrate another incredible year making solar power and solar job training accessible to people who need it most. Our Interconnection event this year honored three key supporters who have not just helped us achieve our mission, but have been leaders in the clean energy transition: the State of California, SunPower Corp., and SunEdison.