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Michael's solar system will eliminate over 40 tons of greenhouse gases over its lifetime. Thanks to volunteers from Humboldt State University and Blue Lake Rancheria who helped install!
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The Baileys are one of 9 families at the Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria who worked to install solar on their Loleta home. It will generate over $37,000 of electricity in its lifetime.

North Coast

GRID Alternatives North Coast leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income families, providing families with needed savings and community members with hands-on training. Although active in the region since 2009, GRID launched a full-service North Coast Office in 2014 to better serve rural and Tribal families in this region. This was made possible thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor of the San Francisco Foundation. To date, we have made solar happen for over 350 families on the North Coast!

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Get In Touch

GRID Alternatives North Coast

377 East San Francisco Avenue
Willits, CA 95490

General Inquiries – ncoffice@gridalternatives.org
Volunteering – volunteerba-nc@gridalternatives.org
Qualifying for solar – qualify@gridalternatives.org / 866-921-4696
Donations and Sponsorships – elincoln@gridalternatives.org


Trainee Spotlight - Angelo Bettega

The GRID North Coast office is proud that we are currently on the cusp of completing our biggest project ever, a Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) project in Round Valley. This solar project is serving a 12 unit townhome community. One of the highlights of this project is that we were able to hire two trainees to support who gained solar installation experience on the job. We are thrilled to introduce one of these Trainees, Angelo Bettega, who is a total rock star!

The Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund: Driving Impact on California’s North Coast

Founded in 2018, the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund aims to catalyze the growth of solar energy and expand solar job opportunities in tribal communities across the United States. The fund awards grants for projects that clearly focus on building renewable energy infrastructure, particularly new solar energy projects in tribal communities, that are feasible, cost-effective, and engage broad tribal community participation. Six North Coast tribes had the honor of being awarded Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund grants in the 2019/2020 cycle, making a perfect partnership with GRID Alternatives North Coast, who has been on the ground installing solar in the region since 2011. Read on for 2019 project highlights.

October 14th is Indigenous Peoples' Day!

GRID Bay Area's North Coast branch office has been partnering with California's tribal communities to bring solar savings and job training to indigenous families since 2013, installing 896 kilowatts DC to date on tribal lands in the region. Join all of us at GRID Bay Area in observing Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, October 14th. Read on for a list of ways you can support Bay Area Indigenous Peoples.

Rebuilding Hope on the North Coast

Following the 2015 Valley Fire, GRID Alternatives Bay Area/North Coast  began looking for opportunities to pair rebuilt homes with solar and its associated cost savings. Earlier this month, on a scorching 119 degree day, the Wasik Family became the first fire survivors to receive a GRID solar system, nearly a year to the day after moving in to their rebuilt home.