Sunrun has announced that it is expanding its partnership with GRID Alternatives. Sunrun will support solar power installations for low-income families, job training, volunteerism, and provide a philanthropic donation. Both Sunrun and GRID Alternatives will support a solar power project managed by the NAACP.
Since late 2016, SMUD, in partnership with GRID Alternatives North Valley, has worked to help customers in underserved neighborhoods save energy and money by making their homes more energy efficient and providing them with free solar electric systems. The partnership recently completed its one-hundredth installation.

Cesaria Godina is so grateful she no longer has to pay for electricity. The elderly Sacramento woman stood out in triple-digit heat, showing how her new solar panels use the sun’s energy to power her home. The panels were also free, as part of the state’s multi-billion dollar cap-and-trade program aiming to reduce our carbon footprint.

“Those solar electric systems are expected systems are expected to offset 630,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing this clean, renewable energy,” said Becca Russell of Grid Alternatives.

GRID North Valley held a blitz build in Chico in partnership with the City of Chico to install solar on 4 local homes, including 2 Habitat for Humanity homes. 

GRID Alternatives North Valley will install solar-electric systems on 7 local homes on Saturday, May 20th, in the Sacramento neighborhood of North City Farms. Accompanying the solar installations will be a neighborhood resources fair, featuring community services and activities for the kids.

In support of the Obama Administration’s announcement on July 7, 2015 to increase access to solar energy for low- and moderate- income communities, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a $25,000 commitment to GRID Alternatives North Valley to ensure solar is reaching underserved communities throughout the region.