Solar Spring Break

November is a time of giving thanks and GRID Alternatives Central Coast would like to take the opportunity to highlight one of our premier supporters, BHE Renewables. BHE Renewables owns Topaz Solar Farms in the Carrisa Plains (San Luis Obispo County) and have been a wonderful supporter in our local community. Their contributions to GRID Alternatives have helped advance our Workforce Development initiatives on the Central Coast and placed a number of job trainees directly in solar jobs.
For many students in America, Spring Break is a time for revelry and abandon. This year 27 students from University of Michigan and Arizona State University bucked this trend and instead chose to spend their week of vacation bringing solar power to six Native American families.
"On the first day when everyone went up on the ladder, I was one of the people who did not because I have a fear of heights," said Matt, one of the leaders of the group. "So [on the second day] anxiety was kicking in when I got up on the ladder but Drew was so patient and said 'Take your time, if you want to go down you can,' so I got through about an hour, taking measurements and adjusting the railing, and I was able to stay up there."