Bay Area News
What’s it like to be a GRID Team Leader, fundraiser, Solarthon volunteer
We're launching our Solar Affordable Housing Program in the Mid-Atlantic region! The EPA's Gina McCarthy, HUD’s Julian Castro, & White House officials came out to celebrate with us and shine a spotlight on access to solar power for low-income families.
For Solarthon 2014, GRID will bring solar to 8 Habitat for Humanity homes in Oceanview, San Francisco.
Here in Shannon County, South Dakota, poverty is endemic, perpetuated by substandard housing and lack of economic infrastructure. In the Pine Ridge reservation and surrounding communities, a growing population of Native youth struggles with uncertain opportunity. Tribal and community leaders are facing these obstacles down by embarking on a path of sustainable community development that embraces cultural values and self-determination.
Our Solar Construction Intern found employment after logging hours with GRID. This Solarthon he'll be paying it forward!
Sal Torres got to say thank-you in person to Wells Fargo for its support of GRID's job training program, which propelled him into a solar career.
In Lakeport, California the sun is out in full-force and daily highs easily hit 100 degrees. This didn't stop our North Coast Solar Installation Supervisor, Cora Saxton and her crew of four volunteers this past week. The team hit the roof early, working together to bring solar to George Fred, his wife Tori, and their four grandchildren over two days of solar installation and job training on their home.
A few months ago, the final panel was placed and the wires were tied-in on the final solar home of a 10 home Walnut Creek Habitat for Humanity development – now filled with 10 families.