GRID Homeowner Thomas Farrar in front of his brand new solar—thanks to Wells Fargo volunteers!
During the week before Thanksgiving 2023, Wells Fargo and GRID IE collaborated in two successful Team-Building Sponsored Volunteer Workdays in the Inland Empire—with an installation at the Farrar family home in Ontario and a second at the Nguyen family home in Moreno Valley.
Through this corporate partner opportunity, which funded support for GRID IE’s work, volunteers from Wells Fargo experienced hands-on service by installing solar for families that will benefit the most from savings in their energy bills.
Wells Fargo volunteers and GRID IE staff in Ontario with homeowner Thomas Farrar before the build began.
In Ontario, the Wells Fargo volunteer team of Chantal C., Jasper S., Tony B., Anthony C., Mark K., Ronald T., and Robert T. installed 3.9kW of clean power production. That's equivalent to the elimination of 52 tons of greenhouse gases, and a projected lifetime savings of $10,485 for the Farrar family!
In Moreno Valley, the Wells Fargo volunteer team of Ana P., Lucy C., Hector H., Tali K., Roberto R., and Jeannine A. installed 5.4kW of clean power production. That's equivalent to the elimination of 96 tons of greenhouse gases, and a projected lifetime savings of $18,880 for the Nguyen family!
Wells Fargo volunteers and GRID IE staff in Moreno Valley at the Nguyen family home before the build began.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of GRID IE and Wells Fargo volunteers, two more households in Inland Empire communities are enjoying the environmental and financial benefits of solar.
Great grandfather, recent retiree, and bonsai-enthusiast Tom Farrar was on hand to witness the installation at his home in Ontario. Thankful for all the hard work of the volunteers—he had this to say:
“It’s a great community. It can get hot in the summertime, so it's really cool that I'm getting solar because my electric bill has been nuts. Now that my wife and I are living on social security, we’re learning that there are more resource programs available than we thought!”
We asked him what made GRID’s solar program stand out from other options?
“It’s free! I also like the way that GRID cares about the community and environment.”
We followed up by asking, 'What would you say to anyone considering GRID’s program?'
“Give it a try! See if you qualify. I have no hesitation—I definitely recommend GRID!"
Tom thanks his Outreach Coordinator at GRID IE, Alejandra, for guiding him through his solar process. On the day of his installation, he described himself as “gratified, happy, and relaxed.”
With that, GRID Inland Empire thanks the Wells Fargo team for creating a positive impact in the communities we serve. We look forward to more in the future!