We're excited to break ground on 5 new community solar projects in Colorado! Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Energy Office, we'll be working with 5 local utility companies to install 579 kW of solar designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households.
Northglenn's Climate Challenge inspired these students to come up with innovative ways to become better stewards of our environment. There is no limit to how we can positively effect our planet and there is no idea too wacky...
Kisioki Mokito has traveled over 9,000 miles advance his career in the solar industry and has officially traveled the farthest out of all GRID Alternatives' Colorado volunteers.
GRID Alternatives' has some of the best volunteers around; Steve DePalmer is no exception. Learn more about Steve, his passions and what drives (or should I say jets) him toward the solar industry.
The counties that the Rosebud Sioux reservation encompasses are among the poorest in the nation, with unemployment rates as high as 83 percent, and as much as three quarters of the employed population still living under the poverty line. Winter is always the worst, with frigid temperatures, ice and snow limiting already-scarce work opportunities, and sending electricity bills skyrocketing. This year, though, a beacon of hope for some relief is taking shape in the form of a solar array on the home of tribal member Karen Spotted Tail.
GRID Alternatives' largest install to date is an 82kW array located on the Sol Naciente affordable housing development in Fort Morgan, CO
Volunteers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have participated in 3 GRID solar installations including a single-family rooftop, a large multi-family project and the first ever community solar array in Grand Junction, CO
GRID Alternatives launches its Tribal Solarthon in partnership with four tribes across the country to provide solar power and solar job training to tribal residents and put a spotlight on energy and economic issues in Native American communities.
We partnered up with SEIA to host the first ever job fair at Solar Power International, one of the world's largest solar conferences and trade shows, to connect our volunteers to hiring employers. With more than 30 employers and 400 job seekers, the day was a huge success!
From the rooftop of a formerly condemned home in Camden, NJ, one of the nation's most economically disadvantaged communities, you won't see much solar. But that's about to change thanks to a new partnership with NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their comnunities.