On April 25th, 2023, U.S. Bank and GRID Inland Empire collaborated on a successful Team-Building Sponsored Volunteer Workday in Ontario, California. Through this corporate partner opportunity, which funded support for GRID IE’s work, employees from U.S. Bank participated hands-on by installing solar for the Gomez family.
Performing double duty at the installation was Alexander Saucedo - who not only works at U.S. Bank, but is also currently serving on the GRID IE board. Additionally, U.S. Bank has awarded GRID IE a tremendous opportunity to build our workforce development initiatives with a $150,000 grant over 3 years for operating support.
In addition to Alexander - Katherine, Alfred, Cassandrea, Christopher, Hector, Laurie, Roberto, Christopher, and Lamia all assisted the GRID IE construction crew both on the roof installing solar panels and down on the ground working on the conduit and wiring. A true team effort all around.
During the course of the day, the U.S. Bank volunteers helped install a 3.15kW system for the Gomez family. Solar power helps families live more affordably in their homes and contributes to their long-term financial security. Over the lifetime of the system, the Gomez household will save over $16,000 in energy costs. The family is excited to join the renewable energy movement and better the planet while reducing their energy bill. Their system generates the environmental impact of removing 50 tons of carbon from the air - the equivalent of planting 1,174 trees!
More photos from the installation are available here.