As part of the Solar Futures initiative, GRID Colorado is seeking out high schools statewide to help educate youth about solar and illuminate career pathways in the solar industry.
For Eddie, welcoming the GRID Colorado team and volunteers to his home in Boulder for the installation of his solar system was like welcoming family.
Three Living Learning Community Interns from the University of Denver have supported GRID Colorado through 2015 and 2016.
This week we’re celebrating solar! The U.S. has officially surpassed an exciting and historic milestone: 1 million solar installations. Solar advocates and supporters across the country are spreading the word that we are #MillionSolarStrong as part of a national campaign led by SEIA.
Despite storn clouds brewing in the west, almost 30 job trainees, students, Empire Electric Association staff, and members of the community volunteered to help install a 21kW community solar garden in Cortez, Colorado last weekend.
On a brilliant autumn day last year, Ecotech students joined volunteers from the community, Team Leaders, and volunteers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to help bring solar to 50 low-income families in the agricultural industry.
Top energy policymakers, federal legislators and state and local energy experts came out in New York and Washington D.C. this week to help us celebrate the release of our new Low-Income Solar Policy Guide! Developed in partnership with Vote Solar and the Center for Social Inclusion, the guide gives a comprehensive overview of proven policies and program models for expanding access to solar power and solar jobs around the country.
"On the first day when everyone went up on the ladder, I was one of the people who did not because I have a fear of heights," said Matt, one of the leaders of the group. "So [on the second day] anxiety was kicking in when I got up on the ladder but Drew was so patient and said 'Take your time, if you want to go down you can,' so I got through about an hour, taking measurements and adjusting the railing, and I was able to stay up there."
Corey, GRID Colorado’s new Development Intern and a Metropolitan State University senior, started working with GRID last month to build our capacity to fundraise and build partnerships to strengthen our Solar Affordable Housing and Workforce Development Programs.
Tanya was chosen as a Construction SolarCorps Fellow in September of 2015. We asked her to share a little more about herself and the impact GRID and solar has made on her.