Starting a new year, GRID Alternatives Central Coast is looking back on the wonderful work we’ve accomplished in 2015…A New office opening, 123 systems installed, 17 job trainees hired in the Clean Energy sector, and bringing more and more solar to the Central Coast residents who need it most! We are so grateful to all our supporters and we definitely couldn’t do it without YOU!
Congratulations, Justin Hitchcock, for your promotion to Regional Director! GRID’s vision of a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone is nothing new for Justin, who has been with GRID for 4 years.
We are excited to welcome Jocelyn DeLeon to the GRID Alternatives family as our new Outreach Assistant in the Central Coast South office.
The counties that the Rosebud Sioux reservation encompasses are among the poorest in the nation, with unemployment rates as high as 83 percent, and as much as three quarters of the employed population still living under the poverty line. Winter is always the worst, with frigid temperatures, ice and snow limiting already-scarce work opportunities, and sending electricity bills skyrocketing. This year, though, a beacon of hope for some relief is taking shape in the form of a solar array on the home of tribal member Karen Spotted Tail.
GRID Alternatives launches its Tribal Solarthon in partnership with four tribes across the country to provide solar power and solar job training to tribal residents and put a spotlight on energy and economic issues in Native American communities.
We partnered up with SEIA to host the first ever job fair at Solar Power International, one of the world's largest solar conferences and trade shows, to connect our volunteers to hiring employers. With more than 30 employers and 400 job seekers, the day was a huge success!
From the rooftop of a formerly condemned home in Camden, NJ, one of the nation's most economically disadvantaged communities, you won't see much solar. But that's about to change thanks to a new partnership with NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their comnunities.
We are teaming up with Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to provide a dedicated space for job seekers and solar companies to connect at Solar Power International, the largest solar conference in North America!
White House and other government officials gathered at GRID Alternatives solar installation in East Baltimore to announce a series of commitments around solar in low-income communities, including a major new investment in our SolarCorps Program through the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This week in Denver, Stan Greschner, GRID's VP of Market Development, had the honor of sharing the stage with former President Bill Clinton and Navajo leader Jonathan Yazzie at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).