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.
  • Troops to Solar, an initiative supported by Wells Fargo to connect veterans to solar industry jobs by providing workforce training to U.S. military veterans and active service members across the country. 

Get involved!

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

Regional News

We interviewed Terry and Rhannell about their experience with the Solar Works DC training program and their... Read more ›
Solar is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., but there is still a ways to go before it becomes... Read more ›
It's been a big year for Batrina Wallace. After graduating from Solar Works DC, she came to work for GRID and... Read more ›
Today, the D.C. Council chamber overflowed with interested citizens at the last legislative meeting of 2018.... Read more ›
Solar job seekers and employers gathered for the third annual Solar Focus Job Fair, co-hosted by MDV-SEIA and... Read more ›
On November 3, 2018, volunteers from WGL Holdings joined GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic to install solar for... Read more ›
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic is engaged in solar policy advocacy in the District of Columbia, Maryland,... Read more ›
Solar is a fast growing industry with career paths for a variety of interests and skillsets. Plus, you get paid... Read more ›