Bay Area News
Put on your party hardhat and celebrate: the 7th Annual Bay Area Solarthon on July 21st in San Jose was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, Solar Champions, homeowners and job trainees from the Center for Employment Training who all came together to successfully install 13 solar electric systems (a total of 262 solar panels) in one day!
Steve Tate became a GRID Alternatives volunteer after a severe motorcycle accident in East Oakland in September 2010. I felt myself bleeding, and looked up to someones eyes.
Oneida Branch is known to her community as "Mother Branch", where for decades she has run an informal community food bank from her home.
A father of five, Eduardo Huerta was out of work for 13 months due to a car accident. Today he's aiming for a new career in solar.
Donna Levey was a foster mother until she adopted Dolan and Dylan, two special-needs children whose medical conditions require at least three loads of laundry every day, seven days a week.
The Bay Area team would like to send a big thank you to the Berkeley Energy and Resources Group (ERG), who not only completed a solar installation for the Thompson family in Richmond last weekend but also raised nearly $7,500 to support GRID!