About

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic brings clean, renewable solar power to families across Maryland, D.C. Virginia and Delaware, and provides hands-on training opportunities for thousands of volunteers and job trainees.


Energy for All (formally Solar Programs)

GRID Alternatives provides no- to very-low-cost solar power for low-income families while providing hands-on installation experience for job seekers and community volunteers. We also offer technical assistance and turnkey installation services to multifamily affordable housing developers. In the District of Columbia, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic provides its solar services through D.C.'s Solar for All Program. Learn more here.


Workforce Development

Hands-on experience is central to our model, and we want to help turn that experience into meaningful employment opportunities for people in communities we serve. Our workforce development programs and initiatives include: 

  • Installation Training Programs, training programs offering participants hands-on installation training to develop their skills and increase employment opportunities.
  • National Women in Solar Program, an effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive solar industry by providing pathways to technical careers for women, highlighting the voices of women of color in the industry, and providing national leadership on solar workforce diversity.
  • SolarCorps Fellowships, one-year placements at GRID Alternatives that give participants the opportunity to get broad and deep experience in a variety of aspects of the industry.
  • Solar Futures, a K-14 education program offering classroom curriculum and hands-on training for youth.

Get involved!

Here are a few ways you can get and stay involved with GRID:

Regional News

Good morning from the Mid-Atlantic region! This is the second edition of the GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic... Read more ›
On September 19, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic will celebrate its five-year anniversary at the Solar Soirée... Read more ›
GRID Alternatives is committed to advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. This June, GRID Mid-... Read more ›
"What led me to where I am today? What am I not doing? When will an opportunity present itself to me?" Julian... Read more ›
Jalen Jacobs, a junior at H.D. Woodson Engineering Academy, was in the middle of a story Tuesday afternoon when... Read more ›
It turned out to be a huge month for our office, which enjoyed some massive events and some serious attention... Read more ›
Enjoy our latest May "Career Connector", highlighting qualified candidates for employers in the solar industry... Read more ›
The Solar Works DC program is one of the things we’re most proud of here at GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic.... Read more ›