Congratulations to Ron Binz, Chair of the GRID Alternatives Colorado Board of Directors, for being nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman!
It's time to get on the roof! GRID Alternatives Colorado, in partnership with Veterans Green Jobs, has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) to support the installation of solar electric systems for 10-14 low-income families in Denver and Jefferson Counties before September.
GRID Alternatives and SEI formalize our relationship to bring hands-on training to solar students.
Six days, twelve families, hundreds of volunteers, staff, and curious onlookers, and a whole lot of fun! Today was the final day of our Colorado pilot project, and the sun was out in all its fall glory. Maria Ojeda was one of the last homeowners to get her system, and she looked on as a team of 11 women (our first Colorado Womens Build!) scurried up and down the ladder, hoisted panels, pulled wire, etc., making short work of a relatively complex installation on her double-pitch roof.
GRID Alternatives kicked off its Colorado operations and national expansion this fall with its first ever out-of-state project, in Lakewood, Colorado, marking the start of a 5-year, $2 million grant from Wells Fargo to help bring GRID Alternatives' program to communities accross the United States.
Lakewood homeowners take part in their installations with delicious lunch for their volunteers.
GRID Alternatives, Habitat for Humanity, and Wells Fargo join homeowners in powering community.
Danny Moore, US Army Vet and solar student volunteered all week with us, helping homeowners save and gettting hands-on experience.
Three of our first four systems were finished today, thanks volunteers from Ecotech, Red Rocks Community College, Solar Energy International, Veterans Green Jobs, and Energy Outreach Colorado, plus a few volunteers who showed up from as far away as Florida...