“I find that there is a general assumption out there that women don’t want to or can’t work in technically based or physically based positions. In my experience it is difficult to be the only woman and to have to constantly work against those assumptions. When I was installing I found myself working really hard to be the fastest installer on-site since I felt like I was representing women and didn’t want anyone to assume I couldn’t keep up. With that said, I have been fortunate to have many experiences with men across the industry who are very supportive of women working in solar. I am excited about the Women in Solar Initiative, since I think that the more women can be involved in positive learning environments like GRID, then the more likely they will be to pursue a technical or field based position.”
We're joining President Obama and over 300 other companies, organizations and public agencies in making major new commitments to deploy renewable energy. In support of the Obama administration’s national renewable energy goals, we're committing to help install 100 MW of solar power on affordable single-family and multifamily homes across the country by 2024.
Teams of women job trainees, solar professionals and top Denver executives came together on the rooftop to help GRID Alternatives and SunEdison kick off a National Women in Solar Initiative.
Maria Mora talks about what solar means to her family and hopes her story will inspire more Latinos to go solar.
Not many can say that they volunteered their spring break week installing solar panels in the lovely city of Denver, CO. But that’s exactly what University of Central Arkansas’s Environmental Alliance Group did.
GRID Alternatives Colorado reflects on an amazing first year and what we're looking forward to in 2014.
Every day our construction staff and volunteers are out on the roof helping families put food on the table. Last week, GRID Alternatives installed solar electric systems for two families with the help of volunteer teams from SunEdison and Real Goods Solar. The two solar companies each
Diane is a single mother who was injured several years ago, leaving her disabled and on oxygen 24/7. Her medical equipment keeps her electricity bills through the roof, and she supports herself and her disabled adult son with Social Security and a part time at Target.
Solarpermit.org makes it easier for solar contractors, including GRID Alternatives, to navigate permitting in different areas, saving time and money.
It was a typical GRID Colorado day - sunny skies and an awesome team of volunteers, raising solar panels to the roof of the small home of another wonderful family.