Partners

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GRID Alternatives partners with whole communities to bring solar power and solar jobs to low-income communities and communities of color.

Corporate Partnerships

Companies that invest in GRID Alternatives are investing in positive, measurable impacts in their community and demonstrating commitment to environmental sustainability. Corporate partners can support our work through sponsored workdays for their employees and/or investment in our local programs. Click here for a list of our organization-wide partnerships.

Job Training Partnerships

The solar industry has grown 20% each year for the last four years in a row, and GRID Alternatives has played an important role with connecting private sector solar employers with up and coming professionals. The strength of our workforce program is largely due to our successful partnerships in the community. GRID Alternatives North Valley provides a classroom in the field for job training organizations, giving their students the experience and networking opportunities they need to land a great job.

Each workday is coordinated with the training program’s structure and curriculum to ensure that every trainee has the opportunity to complete a solar installation from start to finish, and to attain industry-relevant solar installation skills under the careful supervision of our Solar Installation Supervisors. Our local partners have included groups such as Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL), Sacramento Job Corps, Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC), John Muir Charter School, Northern California Construction Training (NCCT), Center for Employment Training (CET), Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE), Youthbuild, and Jobs Plus. 

In addition, our Solar Futures Program focuses on youth in grades K-14 to provide real-world applications for STEM education, partnering with high schools and youth programs to educate students on renewable energy and sustainability.

Interested in partnering with us for job training in the North Valley? Contact Workforce Programs Manager Hilary Tellesen at htellesen@gridalternatives.org or 530-217-6154.

Local Government & Municipal Partnerships

We partner with local governments throughout the region to help them address housing affordability, provide meaningful workforce development opportunities for residents, and meet their renewable energy goals. 

Utility Partnerships

We help energy utilities develop programs and solar projects to meet their renewable energy goals and address energy affordability for low-income customers. Learn more about our partnership with Sacramento-area electric utility SMUD

Affordable Housing Partnerships

We partner with both single-family and multifamily affordable housing providers to develop solar projects that make their housing more environmentally sustainable, reduce electricity costs for residents, and provide solar workforce training opportunities for community members. Learn about our technical assistance program for multifamily housing.

Contact Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships Rebekah Casey at rcasey@gridalternatives.org to learn more about partnering with GRID North Valley.

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