Solar Futures Program

Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Green Economy

Get your students ready for the clean energy economy of the future! GRID Alternatives’ Solar Futures Program provides real-world applications for STEM education, partnering with high schools and youth programs to educate students on renewable energy and sustainability. Solar Futures provides both classroom and hands-on solar education to K-14 students, with a focus on high school juniors and seniors. The Solar Futures program is supported by SunPower, and leverages GRID Alternatives’ hands-on solar installation model to inspire the next generation of solar leaders. Learn more about GRID’s Solar Futures Program.

Get Your School Involved

The Solar Futures program in California’s North Valley region has worked with 10 schools and districts in Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties to provide a variety of curricula options for students from 4th grade to recent high school graduates. 

The Sacramento County Solar Futures Initiative, sponsored in part by the Sacramento County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) program, is bringing tangible STEM education projects and career pathways to Sacramento schools.  

The North Valley Solar Futures program offerings include elementary school workshops, high school service learning programs, and hands-on opportunities to participate in real-life solar installations within the students' communities through GRID’s Solar Affordable Housing program.