About

 GRID Alternatives Central Valley office helps low-income families save money and supports local community volunteers, job trainees and job seekers with hands-on solar experience by installing solar electric systems for families in Central Valley neighborhoods.

Since 2009, we've helped over 900 low-income families go solar throughout San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties.







Energy for All Program (formerly Solar Programs)

GRID’s unique, people-first model is putting money back into families’ pockets, increasing housing affordability and reducing the energy cost burden for affordable housing providers.


Workforce Development

Hands-on experience is central to our model, and we want to help turn that experience into meaningful employment opportunities for people in communities we serve. Our workforce development programs and initiatives include: 

  • Installation Training Programs, training programs offering participants hands-on installation training to develop their skills and increase employment opportunities.
  • National Women in Solar Program, an effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive solar industry by providing pathways to technical careers for women, highlighting the voices of women of color in the industry, and providing national leadership on solar workforce diversity.
  • SolarCorps Fellowships, one-year placements at GRID Alternatives that give participants the opportunity to get broad and deep experience in a variety of aspects of the industry.
  • Solar Futures, a K-14 education program offering classroom curriculum and hands-on training for youth.
  • Troops to Solar, an initiative supported by Wells Fargo to connect veterans to solar industry jobs by providing workforce training to U.S. military veterans and active service members across the country. 

Regional News

Imagine the heartache of finding out that your little girl was diagnosed with cancer.  The... Read more ›
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I learned that you don’t need a big space to make a big impact on a community. This entire week was amazing... Read more ›
A partnership between Stone Soup Fresno, Reading and Beyond, and GRID Alternatives Central Valley paved way for... Read more ›
For the first time in GRID Central Valley’s history we were able to host a Job Shadow Day. On... Read more ›
For the first time, GRID Alternatives Central Valley hosted 40 students visiting from Universidad Autónoma... Read more ›