GRID in the News

The non-profit organization GRID Alternatives Central Coast held its annual Solarthon event this Saturday morning. Dozens of Cal Poly students and community members volunteered to give five low-income families a full solar system installation in their homes.

Four Atascadero families went solar at the GRID Alternatives Central Coast Solarthon with help from job trainees and employee volunteers from PG&E and Rabobank.

There’s plenty of sun on this breezy summer day as volunteers from Wells Fargo bank install the last of ten solar panels on the roof of Hector Mendoza’s home in Castroville.

GRID Alternatives partnered with SunEdison to bring solar to four Castroville families. Nearly half of the families in this affordable housing development have gone solar with GRID Alternatives to date.

A low-income family in Guadalupe now has solar power thanks to a partnership between the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives.

Guadalupe Trillas never thought she would ever see the day when her Oceano home, which is part of the San Luis Obispo County’s affordable-housing program, would be solar powered.

One Oceano cul-de-sac was busy this afternoon. More than 150 volunteers climbed up on the roofs of 8 low-income families' homes and installed solar electric systems.

More than 100 volunteers will help install solar panels on homes in Oceano on Saturday at GRID Alternatives’ second annual Solarthon.

GRID Alternatives gets a pass on installation fees; hopes savings will allow company to hook up more houses.