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Solarthon is a solar installation block party and fundraiser, where volunteers come together to install solar for a community that needs it most. Solarthon brings together people from all walks of life - individual fundraisers, corporate sponsors, job trainees, community leaders and the homeowners themselves - to install solar electric systems for multiple low-income families in a single neighborhood.

A group of over 100 volunteers, corporate partners, community leaders, and job trainees celebrate at Solarthon.
Over 100 volunteers, corporate partners, community leaders, and job trainees make Solarthon possible - join us!
THANK YOU to everyone who made our 13th Annual Solarthon event a huge success!

On Saturday June 9th, more than 100 community volunteers, executives from the solar industry, solar clients & residents of Atchison Village, and local job trainees all came together to successfully install for 19 families in one day and take part in a celebration of Richmond's bright future! Together, we made a huge impact:

  • 19 households were installed, totaling 27.8 kw of solar 
  • The systems will generate $260,500+ worth of clean energy estimated over the systems' lifetimes - huge savings for the families! 
  • Over 530 tons of carbon emissions prevented - the equivalent of planting nearly 12,500 trees
  • Raised $85,000 to support GRID's work and mission

A huge thanks to our 2018 individual fundraisers and sponsors:

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Contact Mara at or (510) 731-1186 to look into sponsorship for 2019!

Regional News

As the morning fog cleared on Saturday June 9th, the sun shined out over 100 volunteers on the rooftops and... Read more ›
Below is a guest blog from Barbara Postel, a resident of the Atchison Village community where GRID held it’s... Read more ›
Parksdale Subdivision in Madera, California was the location for this year's Solarthon. Read more ›
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” – Aristotle. Read more ›
Solarthon, a solar installation block party and fundraiser is an annual event held by GRID Alternatives. It is... Read more ›
As part of our annual Central Valley Solarthon, which was held this year in the City of Orange Cove on December... Read more ›
Solarthon is GRID Alternatives’ flagship community installation event, bringing together people from all walks... Read more ›
Solarthon kicked off at this start of this weekend with two great installs, perfectly highlighting the diverse... Read more ›