GRID in the News

The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) have partnered to develop Solar Works DC, a new low-income solar installation and job training program. To implement the first year of the program, DOEE and DOES have awarded $950,000 to GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic through a competitive grant process.

Washington D.C. has launched Solar Works DC, a three-year solar installation and job training programme for low-income bracket residents.

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic awarded grant to train 75 district residents for solar careers and install solar systems for up to 100 low-income households in year one.

Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has launched its national Women in Solar Program, which the organization describes as 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.

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, a subsidiary of the US’ largest non-profit solar installer, is launching its national Women in Solar programme – an effort to increase gender diversity in the solar supply chain – with the help of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

To increase gender diversity in the local solar industry, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, a nonprofit organization that makes solar power and job training accessible to underserved communities, is hosting its first all-women's solar build in the District. This "We Build" event, sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), marks the local launch of GRID's national Women in Solar Program.

Clean Air Partners 20th Annicersary awards recognizes GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic for long-standing commitment and impact on regional air quality. 

Located in the southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., Parkchester Apartments was not unlike some other affordable housing developments in the city. NHPF enlisted the expertise of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, an affiliate office of a national nonprofit that focused on bringing solar power and energy efficiency to underserved communities.

The NAACP is teaming up with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic to help install solar panels on a single family home in Baltimore, MD owned by Mr. Wade Watkins. The 3.43 kW rooftop system will provide an estimated savings annually of $689 a year on his energy bills, and will prevent 89 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the systems' lifetime.

On the St. Ambrose Aigburth Vail Senior Community’s rooftop in Towson last week, yet another great partnership was at work. It was there that Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, Constellation solar volunteers and GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic solar trainees gathered to outfit the building with a sustainable supply of energy.