Cal Poly BRAE Teams Up with GRID Alternatives


August 26, 2014

Leticia Reis, one of our summer interns, came to us by way of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE) Department. She heard about GRID Alternatives this fall during a partnership with the BRAE Department in which GRID employees participated in a Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering lab course and  spoke at several sessions of the class.

During this class, a multidisciplinary group of 41 engineering and agriculture students volunteered their time installing solar on two of our clients’ homes in Greenfield, California [Photos].  In addition, some of our own staff participated in assisting the Cal Poly faculty-supervised students in installing a grid-tied solar-electric system on the BRAE building using solar panels provided by SunPower, one of our 2014 Equipment Partners.  It was a win-win scenario, one which we hope to repeat in the near future as part of our region’s Students for Solar Workforce Development Initiative. For more about our Troops to Solar, Youth in Solar,Students for Solar and National Women in Solar Workforce Development Initiative, click here.