Women’s Veterans Alliance Installs System for Fellow Vet in South Sacramento


May 04, 2017

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. The Women’s Veterans Alliance (WVA) is a community group that directly impacts and supports the lives of female veterans in the Bay Area and Sacramento, as well as Nevada, Placer, and Yolo Counties, by bringing together people and platforms to raise the visibility of female vets and create networking opportunities. 

WVA President and Founder Melissa Washington joined a GRID solar system recipient and US Army reservist Hardeep Harrian, GRID Alternatives Outreach Coordinator and Air Force veteran Kim Garrett, as well as WVA members Kathy Takayama and Angie Mix, to install a 14 panel system on the Sacramento home of Kenneth Brown. Mr. Brown is an Army veteran and father who has owned his home for over 15 years. The crew was led by GRID Solar Installation Supervisor-in-training Katie Neal, rounding out a mostly female team of installers.

It was a beautiful two-day installation and an opportunity for mutual support and connection among those who have served our country. We are consistently inspired by the values, reliability, courage, drive, focus, discipline, compassion and skill of our veteran volunteers, trainees and supporters. We are grateful for their service and willingness to take on a mission to proliferate solar energy in our communities for the greater good. 

See more photos from the installation here. Special thanks to Wells Fargo for its support of our Troops to Solar program.