Join us for Solarthon

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We were unable to hold Solarthon in 2020 due to COVID-19. We  look forward to bringing our community back together again in late 2021 or in 2022.

THANK YOU to everyone who made our 14th Annual Solarthon event a huge success!

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 more than 50 community volunteers, executives from the solar industry, solar clients & residents of Atchison Village, and local job trainees all came together to successfully install for 18 families in one day and take part in a celebration of Richmond's bright future! Together, we made a huge impact:

  • 18 households were installed, totaling 30 kw of solar 
  • The systems will generate $228,000 worth of clean energy estimated over the systems' lifetimes - huge savings for the families! 
  • Over 430 tons of carbon emissions prevented - the equivalent of planting nearly 10,000 trees
  • Raised $72,000 to support GRID's work and mission


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Contact Lizzie at to look into sponsorship for 2021!

Regional News

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