Solar Spring Break Kicks Off on the Central Coast!!!


March 10, 2015
Solar Spring Break on the Roof!

Our Central Coast office is excited to have 11 graduate students from Arizona State University joining us for Solar Spring Break this week! GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break gives college students from around the country the opportunity to spend their vacation week installing solar in underserved communities. The students, studying solar engineering and commercialization, are learning about and installing rooftop solar technology for one local, low-income family in Atascadero.

Over the weekend, the students enjoyed camping at Morro Bay State Park and a welcome BBQ hosted by Michael O’Connell, Workforce Development and Volunteer Coordinator, and GRID Alternatives Central Coast. This week, the students will be to touring Topaz Solar Farms in the Carrisa Plains (facilitated by BHE Renewables – a generous supporter of GRID Alternatives Central Coast!), participating in outreach activities with local staff, learning about solar system design from construction staff, and exploring the beautiful Central Coast region.

We are thrilled to have Arizona State University graduate students join our mission to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities! Thank you to Arizona State University for supporting these students’ educational pursuits in renewable energy!


For more information on GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break, please visit our website at