North Valley

In the decade since opening GRID Alternatives North Valley, Executive Director Bob Gragson has worked with many clients, but it’s his very first home visit in the months after being hired Read More >
GRID Alternatives North Valley hosted another successful Vets Serving Vets installation at the home of Kenneth Brown last month in Sacramento. This special installation was inspired by our Troops to Solar initiative as well as our Women in Solar initiative, as five members of the Women’s Veterans Alliance stepped up to serve their fellow veteran. Read More >
Avid GRID supporter Don Rodes has dedicated 140 hours of time to volunteering with GRID. We are so grateful for Don's service! He recently shared about his experience on a GRID install in his local Rotary newsletter Read More >
350 Sacramento Volunteer Coordinator Ilonka Zlatar really knows volunteerism. She manages a broad community of volunteers that does environmental advocacy projects that range from public transit to renewable energy that employ various means such as lectures, radio shows, and art. She shared some thoughts with GRID staff about the importance of volunteers for the community: Read More >
Genesha Burton, a pre-law student from Michigan State University, shared with us how her experience volunteering with GRID Alternatives through the Solar Spring Break program stoked her growing interest in environmental justice. Read More >
GRID Alternatives Outreach Coordinator Katie Webster discovered a love for nature and animals growing up in Adairsville, Georgia, but upon graduating from Auburn University, she realized that she wanted to eschew scientific research for environmental work that would create more immediate change. Read More >
When Tommy Minor was growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he didn’t hear much about renewable energy. Yet his winding path through various worlds, including community ties in downtown Cleveland, Bowling Green University, psychology studies at Morehouse College, hip hop act tour management, and work with a social justice non-profit led him to land in his current position with GRID Alternatives North Valley as the Workforce Development and Volunteer Coordinator. Read More >
When Shivam Desai, a junior studying physics at Santa Clara University, first heard about GRID Alternatives from his professor, he was intrigued by its multifaceted strategy to address social justice and environmental justice issues at the same time. Read More >
Sacramento homeowner and GRID system recipient Delbert Farmer kindly shared his story with GRID Alternatives North Valley about being on the frontlines of the Korean War. Read More >
When US Army Major Renee Marie first stepped onto the GRID Alternatives women veterans’ Sacramento installation jobsite in July, the morning seemed to grow even brighter with her enthusiastic smile. Read More >
Professional free-climber Alex Honnold helps install solar for a Sacramento family. Read More >


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