GRID in the News

Last session, California’s State Legislators voted to move California to 100 percent carbon-free energy.

Last session, California’s State Legislators voted to move California to 100 percent carbon-free energy.

A nonprofit devoted to shifting the nation from fossil fuels is reaching out to young people, providing STEM education and job training in solar installation.

Nestled in the heart of wine country in Temecula, California, Madera Vista Apartments is a 110-unit mixed-income project, which is the first multifamily solar installation in this region for GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE).

In March 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the Bishop Paiute Tribe was selected for funding to install 120 kilowatts of solar photovoltaics on 34 single-family, low-income homes. Leveraging GRID Alternatives' position as the program manager for California's Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program, the GRID team was able to help the Bishop Paiute Tribe install five solar PV systems with rebates from SASH. 

GRID Alternatives installs solar systems on five homes for members of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Tribe while providing volunteers with job training. GRID has partnered with more than 30 tribes nationwide to provide solar assistance.

40 students from five Inland Empire high schools got to work installing no-cost solar panels on Moreno Valley homes as part of the Solar Futures program. The program connects them with training in the solar industry all while helping the environment and helping local families save thousands on their power bills. 

40 juniors and seniors from five Inland high schools installed solar electric systems on four Habitat for Humanity homes today in Moreno Valley. The students are part of the Solar Futures program, a national partnership between nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives and SunPower, a San Jose-based solar power company. The project offers classroom instruction and hands-on training to inspire students to pursue careers in the fast-growing solar industry.

Veterans are voluteering with nonprofit GRID Alternatives to get solar installation training and help low-income families save money with renewable energy.

What nonprofit asks low-income people to don hard hats and safety harnesses and scramble up on roofs? GRID Alternatives does.