"In the grand scheme of things a 30% tariff on panels is a small percentage of the overall system cost, and solar still has a really nice value proposition despite that."
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Clients served by [the] Jenesse [Center] will get hands-on training from GRID Alternatives during the installation, gaining skills to access the growing solar industry, thus providing economic opportunities as part of Jenesse's core aim of empowering women and fostering financial independence, aims shared by the NAACP.
At 53, Juan Alonso, has been having a hard time finding a job, but he says that is about to change.
The NAACP said that the Jenesse [Center's] installation is expected to save the center an estimated $48,825 in lifetime financial savings and will help reduce harmful toxins and offset 90.06 tons of carbon emissions—the equivalent to planting more than 2,000 trees or taking 17 cars off the road.
Over the weekend, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) kicked off a campaign in partnership with many solar industry stalwarts to make accessing the solar revolution easier for communities that might not otherwise have the chance to join the solar revolution.
The event featured NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson and other local leaders, and clients served by [the] Jenesse [Center] got hands-on training from GRID Alternatives.
It's just a start, but this new initiative could help alleviate the disproportionate environmental burdens that black communities face.
Stella Ursua, director of outreach and partnerships for GRID Alternatives, told the Signal Tribune she was happy to see a partnership with Rebuilding Together Long Beach that helped someone in need.
In attendance at the celebratory event were Long Beach Sustainability Coordinator Larry Rich, and representatives from the offices of Mayor Robert Garcia and Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, GLA and Rebuilding Together Long Beach representatives.
Executive Director Michael Kadish: "LADWP has identified 53 zip codes within its service area with low penetration of solar. Within these areas, we’ve identified 26 megawatts of affordable housing solar potential […] to expand solar access within communities that could really use its benefits."