GRID in the News

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, a regional affiliate of the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, and Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia, which has supported low-to-moderate income families in achieving the dream of affordable homeownership for over 25 years, have partnered to provide the Tesfaye family with a home build and solar power installation.

How do state laws affect solar accessibility and affordability in the region? We’ll talk with three experts about solar programs -- including GRID Mid-Atlantic Executive Director Nicole Steele -- for people from low- and middle-income backgrounds. And we’ll discuss the pros and cons of creating large-scale solar projects.

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic’s innovative Solar Futures program, which aims to open career pathways in the solar industry and inspire the next generation to combat climate change, culminated on May 20 with capstone presentations from 16 students at the H.D. Woodson Academy of Engineering.

NBC Universal tells the story of DC's push for 100 percent renewable energy and how GRID Alternatives has helped in the effort. (This article also ran on NBC affiliate stations in New York, Dallas, San Diego and Boston, among others.) 

GRID Alternatives ranked No. 21 on the 2019 Renewables Reputation Index, as compiled by Tamarindo Communications. The ranking is a comprehensive overview of companies’ market profile and reputation within the U.S. market.

It was a sweltering 83 degrees in the District Tuesday and the sun had no blanket of clouds to block its rays upon the city. It was a hard day for a forehead, but the perfect day to set up a rooftop solar installation as Mayor Muriel Bowser and several officials from the Department of Employment Services and GRID Alternatives Mid Atlanticcelebrated the 100th installation on a home in Northeast as part of the District’s Solar Works DC initiative.

The Solar Works DC program celebrated its 100th installation in a special ceremony that was attended by Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser and representatives from GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, the Department for Energy and Environment, and the Department of Employment Services.

Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the 100th installation under the Solar Works DC initiative by commissioning a rooftop solar installation at a home in Ward 6. In addition, Mayor Bowser released Sustainable DC 2.0, the District’s updated citywide plan detailing actions and strategies for becoming the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the nation.

Washington D.C. Mayor Bowser celebrated the 100th rooftop solar installation under the Solar Works D.C. initiative on April 23, 2019.

In an op-ed for the Capital Gazette, GRID Mid-Atlantic's Chris Sewell writes that in Maryland, policy like the Clean Energy Jobs Act is needed immediately.