Long Beach partners celebrate our 200 projects in the city with awards and remarks from the community

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December 04, 2017

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Individuals watch a pair of podium-bound speakers in a homeowner's front driveway
Representatives from the First District of Long Beach, the Long Beach Office of Sustainability, and the community look on as Executive Director Michael Kadish accepts recognition from the Mayor of Long Beach's office.

Our community-based partnerships and accessible solar energy model celebrated a new success Friday, when 39-year Long Beach residents Laura Hill became the 200th homeowner to get our clean energy on her roof. Since the Greater Los Angeles office began serving Long Beach, our 200 installations from the North Long Beach reaches to the industrial Westside to the Downtown area have unlocked millions of dollars in savings for families in one of the Los Angeles County's most diverse and innovative communities. Laura, who relies on her fixed income and her monthly disability checks to lead a quiet and upbeat life near Highway 1 in the middle of town, has benefitted from an outpouring of community support this year. The Helpful Honda Guys replaced her crumbling roof, with lots of home improvement support from Rebuilding Together Long Beach, and members of her local government have stopped by to make sure she feels advocated for as a Long Beach resident.

On December 1, the First District and Mayor Robert Garcia's office sent representatives out to the Hill home as GRID GLA and its partners announced completion of our 200th job. We got a good writeup in the Long Beach Post, and were honored to receive a commemorative award from the city recongizing our efforts to expand access. As we move towards our 300-install milestone (and beyond!), we want to thank organizations like Rebuilding that paved the way for a trusted presence in a community with ample needs. We're committed to people like the low-income residents of Long Beach, and they'll be an important part of the transition we lead across the Southland's energy landscape.

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