May 30, 2013 Denver, Colo. GRID Alternatives Colorado formally kicked off its Solar Affordable Housing Program today by installing a solar electric system at no cost for a low-income family in Denvers Elyria Swansea neighborhood. The program, getting underway this summer, will bring clean, affordable solar power to low-income homeowners in the state while providing volunteers and job trainees with hands-on installation experience. As a local affiliate of nonprofit GRID Alternatives, the organization officially opened its doors in Denver in January 2013 after a 12-home pilot project in Lakewood last fall.
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DENVER, February 13, 2013 Veterans Green Jobs, a nonprofit organization that puts veterans to work in the green economic sector, is launching a partnership with GRID Alternatives, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit solar installer. Through this partnership, the two organizations will advance training and employment opportunities for military veterans in the clean energy field nationwide.
A handful of University of Colorado students headed to Denver last week to gain some hands on experience installing solar panels in a Habitat for Humanity community. California-based non-profit GRID Alternatives spent the week installing 12 solar energy systems on homes in the Lakewood community as part of a pilot program testing the company's plans to expand to Colorado.
A nonprofit is working to install solar panels on 12 Habitat for Humanity homes in Denver this week. The organization, GRID Alternatives, says it can save these low-income homeowners about $75 a month.
Lakewood, Colorado is set to be the first community outside of California to benefit from a venture that has already brought solar power to more than 2,400 low-income families in California with projected energy cost savings of more than $66 million.
GRID Alternatives, a California-based nonprofit group that works on renewable energy, is launching a national expansion plan to bring solar panels to homes across the country -- and its first stop is in the Denver metro area.
Wells Fargo & Co. has invested $2 million in GRID Alternatives to bring solar technology to low-income communities in Colorado and other states.