Greater Los Angeles
GRID had a great day in Long Beach on Saturday, Sept. 21st when more than 175 volunteers individual sponsors, corporate teams, job trainees and homeowners themselves came out to install solar electric systems on nine homes for our fourth annual Greater Los Angeles Solarthon
California Governor Jerry Brown visited a GRID Alternatives installation at the Long Beach home of Maribel and Jose Mendoza to see firsthand how solar benefits local families.
GRID Alternatives launched its nonprofit solar installation and solar jobs training program in the Antelope Valley in partnership with the City of Palmdale, the University of Antelope Valley, and a SunPower sponsor team. On Thursday May 16th, GRID completed two solar electric installations for Palmdale low-income homeowners, Marsha Furman, and Cynthia and Benjamin Leh
Going solar will help Tyja William start a college fund for her two children, and let Mother Earth breathe a little easier.
As we look forward to Earth Day 2013 on Monday April 22nd, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles will be a participating nonprofit at the Los Angeles Business Councils (LABC) Annual Sustainability Summit this Friday, April 19th.
Luis Aguilera is a highly skilled carpenter who has been unable to work after sustaining injuries to both his shoulder and his knee. He and his wife, who is a pre-school teacher, have lived in their Hawthorne home for years but never imagined they would see solar on their own rooftop.
In February, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles completed its eighth and final solar installation project supported by a grant from the William C. Bannerman Foundation. This grant helped support the installation of 26kW of clean solar power for Los Angeles area low-income homeowners, providing over $240,000 worth of affordable energy for the families who need it the most.
Thanks to our homeowners, volunteers, sponsors, and donors, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles had a fabulous year in 2012, which we celebrated with what is becoming an end-of-year holiday tradition, a sponsored installation with Mitsubishi Electric!
Los Angeles is increasingly becoming a clean technology hub, but for South Los Angeles residents, who face severe economic and environmental challengeshigh rates of foreclosure, unemployment, and pollutionthe benefits of clean energy are typically out of reach. All that changed in one neighborhood on Saturday November 10th, when GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles installed solar electric systems for ten low-income families in the lovely Willowbrook area.
Want to fight pollution and unemployment and foreclosures in your own backyard with a single project that will help a struggling family immediately while making a positive impact on the environment for decades?!