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.
"We choose to partner with GRID because we can't do it alone,” said SunEdison CEO Ahmad Chatila. “We need to work with people who are as passionate as we are," he continued, "This is an invitation for the whole industry to join us in this effort of diversity and inclusion."
Krystal Ruiz, GRID's own SolarCorps Construction Fellow, brought all of these investments and all of our hard word to life as she shared her experience finding a new career path in solar after a rough start in life in New York City's lower east side projects.
“I wanted something that was going to give me a purpose,” she told the crowd. “With all the support we have there's no limit to the wonderful things we can do. We are here to implement change and help people get jobs. GRID helps so many people and I just want to thank all of our supporters for investing and being our helping hands."
Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at Interconnection, and continually supports our work! Special thanks to Interconnection 2015 sponsors: SunEdison, SunPower, PG&E, Wells Fargo, Sungevity, Sunrun, Yingli Solar, Winston & Strawn, Vivint Solar, Beneficial State Bank, Enphase Energy, and KBI Benefits.