On March 24th and 25th Stanford University Students joined GRID’s solar installation supervisors for two days of Solar Fun!!! The installation team from Stanford decided to help further GRID’s mission of making renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. Included in this dedicated team were students from across the country as well as a student from Australia and former intern for Enphase Energy a solar component equipment manufacturing company.
GRID Alternatives recently implemented a Solar Spring Break Program that works with colleges and universities during academic breaks in order to help train tomorrow’s leaders in solar. The program also seeks to build knowledge within low-income communities and incorporate ways in which low-income households can save on their electrical utility bills and help improve the valley’s air quality at the same time. Volunteer Angelica Hernandez, a recent Stanford graduate in renewable energy engineering, shared her experience with GRID’s Spring Break Program, “It’s always great to be able to get hands on experience installing energy systems that we learn about in our classes. It’s also an opportunity to take part in promoting PV distributed generation.” Angelica, being a former intern of Enphase Energy, was excited to see Enphase microinverters on the install. We look forward to continued installations with Stanford University and the opportunity to incorporate the benefits of solar in our region and state.