GRID in the News

Juan Alcantara, left, Sal Miranda and Lee Kwok of Grid Alternatives, a nonprofit, install solar panels at a low-income home in Los Angeles in June.

Especially interesting is the Sierra Club's position, which doesn't align neatly with either the solar industry or the utility industry. […] It had also joined with advocacy group Vote Solar and nonprofit installer Grid Alternative [sic] […] for low-income homes.

A GRID Alternatives crew installs rooftop solar panels at a home in L.A.'s Watts neighborhood in June.

A crew with the nonprofit GRID Alternatives installs rooftop solar panels at a home in Watts in June. California regulators are planning changes to a key incentive program that could make going solar more expensive.

Students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology work with nonprofit Grid Alternatives to install solar panels on the roof of an elderly person's home in Pasadena, Calif. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

GRID Alternatives installers Sal Miranda, left, Lee Kwok and Juan Alcantara place solar panels on the roof of a low-income home in Watts on June 18, 2021.

Our correspondents Valérie Defert, Pierrick Laurent and Ryan Thompson report from the Golden State.

At the same time, I heard positive stories about working in rooftop solar from employees of nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives.

Whatever the [California] Public Utilities Commission decides, going solar won't be as easy for most people as it was for Marta Patricia Martinez, because most people won't have their costs covered by a nonprofit such as GRID Alternatives.

A proposed $320 billion for clean energy and electric vehicle tax credits made it through negotiations unscathed. […] The plan would also expand existing home energy and efficiency tax credits, and create a new rebate program focused on electrification.