Solar Spring Break

The City of Pittsburg baked in the springtime sun as Steven Chan sought shelter underneath a sprawling, leafy tree. Along with eleven other students from the University of California, Berkeley, Steven was spending day two of his spring break week not on the beach, but rather installing solar for low-income families and translating classroom concepts to real solutions as a part of GRID Bay Area’s Solar Spring Break program.

Ten students from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina braved Colorado's March weather to install solar for two income-qualified households. Coastal Carolina University was one of the participants in GRID's Solar Spring Break, an alternative break program which gives college students from around the country the opportunity to spend their vacation week installing solar in underserved communities.