In addition to bringing solar to low-income neighborhoods and those most adversely affected by pollution, GRID Alternatives is leading an industry-wide effort to get more women and ethnic minorities on rooftops installing solar.
Veterans helped install solar on four Lakeside homes as part of GRID Alternatives San Diego's Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops program. Volunteers helped fellow veterans go solar while also getting on-the-job training that they can use to find future employment.
A partnership between a San Diego real estate firm and the largest nonprofit solar installer in the U.S. is gearing up for the launch of a program that could help cut housing costs for local veterans and active service families, and provide job training in the booming solar industry.
GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar panel installer focused on providing access to solar power to low-income families and training green industry workers, today (May 2) announced a partnership with local business Sullivan Solar Power that the organizations hope will place between 50 and 70 solar arrays on the rooftops of San Diegans at no cost.
This new year will begin bright for five lucky San Diego County families. As a result of a successful 2012 Solar Holiday Drive, led by Sullivan Solar Power, a handful of low-income families will receive free solar panels for their homes.
For every homeowner that gets a solar system from Sullivan Solar Power this holiday season the company, through a partnership with nonprofit GRID Alternatives, will donate a locally-manufactured solar panel to a project at a low-income residence.