Get involved with Los Angeles Solarthon 2018!

Solarthon is an annual solar installation event in the Greater Los Angeles area, where volunteers come together to install solar for a community that needs it most.

Our Solarthons have brought together people from all walks of life to install solar electric systems for multiple low-income families in neighborhoods across the region. During this summer's Solarthon, we are proud to include a local organization that is helping those in need as a service of our nonprofit program.

A child in a wheelchair looking happy rolls down a row of cheering camp adults

Solarthon is GRID GLA's largest community event of the year!

This Year's Event

Over a single day, GRID supporters and volunteers will bring a ground-mount solar electric system to a site owned by The Painted Turtle in Los Angeles County while raising money for GRID Alternatives GLA.

The Benefits of Sponsorship

For corporate sponsors, Solarthon is an opportunity to demonstrate commitment to environmental and community sustainability. Put together a team of your employee volunteers or sponsor a team of job trainees from one of our local partners, all while creating a better experience for youth who will have the time of their lives with Painted Turtle staff! (Sponsorship benefits can include prominent signage, logos on event marketing materials, speaking opportunities, media outreach and more – plus the benefits of participating in a fun and meaningful community event!)


June 23, 2018  864 Panels in a 271 Kilowatt System

Lake Hughes, CA

Support an individual who's fundraising for Solarthon 2018 – or start raising donations yourself – by going to

This year's Solarthon will be an all-day event on June 23. For more information, please contact Teresa Perez at

See photos from our last Solarthon.

2017 Solarthon volunteers cluster on the roof

GLA Solarthon volunteers cluster on the roof

Regional News

It gives us incredible pride to say that since this work began, we've counted 10,000 completed installation... Read more ›
We hope that his achievements are a bright star to other formerly-incarcerated individuals who have an interest... Read more ›
Seeing everything that makes an office like ours function, from project design to warehousing, produced a... Read more ›
By all accounts, it was an incredibly meaningful and rewarding day! Read more ›
Lack of gainful employment can drastically multiply the rate at which recidivism occurs. Read more ›
The combination makes them attractive to hiring managers in the fast-growing solar energy industry, which has... Read more ›
This is the latest in a series of regular profiles introducing the GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles staff... Read more ›
Under the leadership of Executive Director Tara Barauskas, though, things now look pretty bright for this... Read more ›