Greater Los Angeles
On Friday, December 13th, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Social. With more than 100 guests in attendance, positive energy flowed throughout the GLA warehouse. Attendees included experienced team leaders, generous volunteers who have donated their time over the years, as well as job trainees and professors from our various partner job training groups.
Solarpermit.org makes it easier for solar contractors, including GRID Alternatives, to navigate permitting in different areas, saving time and money.
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.
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.
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.
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!