GRID in the News

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.

When Francisco Rosas got laid off from the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, he decided to give the solar industry a try. So Rosas enrolled in solar installation classes at College of the Desert four years ago — but he had trouble grasping all of the material. That changed when Rosas started volunteering for GRID Alternatives. 

The heat of summer is just around the corner and that means sky high electric bills for some -- but not all. GRID Alternatives and the SASH Program work together to provide solar electric systems free of charge for low income homes.

White House highlights GRID Alternatives, which will hold Palm Desert ribbon-cutting May 20.

The Desert Hot Springs City Council declared unanimous support for nonprofit GRID Alternatives’ low-income solar programs Tuesday, which have already benefited 83 Desert Hot Springs families.

Eight families in San Jacinto are now the proud owners of homes equipped with solar energy after GRID Alternatives hosted the first ever Inland Empire Solarthon Saturday.

Several students were hard at work Wednesday helping retired grandmother Marsha Furman go solar. “This is a wonderful program,” Furman exclaimed, as she watched the students working on the roof of her Palmdale home. 

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