As part of a new partnership with Microsoft, Sol Systems contributed $200,000 each to GRID Mid-Atlantic and three other community-based organizations with the goal of increasing diversity in the solar industry.
“We want to make sure everyone has access to solar energy, regardless of [how much money] you make,” GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic Executive Director Elijah Perry said. “We want to make sure those who have been overlooked through the solar deployment in the region actually receive solar at no cost.”
The Solar for All program helps people like Sam Buggs save money on their electric bills. Meanwhile, GRID Mid-Atlantic helps the Solar for All program by training individuals in the Solar Works DC program.
GRID Mid-Atlantic is joining forces with the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development's
(CNHED) Community Development Week and Solar United Neighbors to showcase the benefits of going solar
at Preola Lee’s house, a GRID Mid-Atlantic client who has solar power providing energy in her home.
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic hosted its Solar Soirée on Sept. 19 in celebration of the organization’s five-year anniversary, honoring local champions of environmental justice, social justice, and workforce diversity a day ahead of the climate strike in Washington.