Meet Brittney, a 2022-23 SolarCorps Construction Fellow, a graduate of our Installation Basics Training (IBT) program, and a current resident of Mirasol Village, where GRID Alternatives North Valley just installed a 137.9 kW solar photovoltaic system! We sat down with her to talk about her time in IBT, her transition into SolarCorps, and her experience living at Mirasol Village.
Patricia, a recent GRID client and lifelong Stocktonian committed to advocating for her community’s access to mental health and housing services, especially for unhoused and underserved communities, serves on the Stockton Mayor's Round Table on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) committee, as Commissioner of the Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin, and is vice-chair of the city’s Behaviour Health Advisory Board.
Three months ago, GRID installed a solar photovoltaic system for Anna, a resident of Berry Creek Rancheria, through our no-cost solar program Energy for All and a partnership with Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority.
Solar PV (photovoltaic) technology has made great strides in the last decade and it’s easier now than ever to have your own system installed. However, while we would love to power every building with sunshine, there are many factors to consider when evaluating your building or site for a solar PV system. Not all solar systems are built equal.
When Rebecca asked her friends about getting solar, they told her not to do it. Among their warnings, they said that it doesn’t work, it could ruin her roof, and that it was too expensive. But when she got a flier from GRID talking about our no-cost solar installation program, she was intrigued and decided to call us anyways to learn more about the program and how it could save her up to 80% on her electricity bill.