As Jarell approached his 18th birthday, his hometown of Passaic, New Jersey began to get smaller and smaller. He became acutely aware he had never really traveled. Sure he’d been up and down the East Coast, but had never traveled outside of the country. The Navy was his chance to travel abroad and get a taste of life elsewhere.
Chris and Bernie Waters have lived in their San Diego home, which they bought from Chris’s parents, for many years. Home ownership is important to the Waters family because, as Bernie puts it, “Rent is just throwing money away.”
Community Appreciation Day will bring together renewable energy advocacy groups, local officials and GRID clients and volunteers to learn about the latest in solar policy and innovation, as well as how to make their own homes more energy efficient.
This installation, which took place on World Refugee Day, has offered participants an important glimpse into what solar installation entails. Some of the attendees will now move forward with the process of enrolling in GRID San Diego’s recently launched ‘Solar Installation Training Program.'
When we put solar on a home, much of the energy it produces ends up back on the power grid, earning credits that offset electricity purchased from the utility at other times of day. But one GRID homeowner now has a way to bank her own power.