International Program

GRID addresses a critical energy access gap in communities in Nicaragua, Nepal, and Mexico by bringing solar power to schools, health clinics, homes, farms, orphanages, and small businesses.

Our community-centric approach puts the needs of the community first and engages residents in the process from start to finish so the systems stay in productive use for the long-term. Our program gives participants the opportunity to get hands-on with renewable energy and make a lasting impact in a community, while our projects demonstrate sustainable models for renewable energy development around the world.


About our program

GRID has more than ten years of experience with successful and sustainable rural electrification projects. The solar systems we install provide residents with basic services, remove obstacles to sustainable growth, and create economic opportunities for families and communities. GRID continues to work with communities to ensure that their long-term energy needs are being met. Learn more about our projects, our impact, and our energy access model.

Have questions about our program?

Contact international@gridalternatives.org to speak with someone on our team.


Travel with us

GRID provides opportunities to travel with us to Nicaragua, Nepal, or Mexico, gaining a first-hand view of our international work in action while supporting sustainable rural electrification projects. You'll work alongside community members to install off-grid solar power, while experiencing full immersion in rural life and local culture. Program activities are designed for a deep experience that helps individuals understand more about their own culture, values, and underlying assumptions about global issues while learning about energy access solutions. Corporate and student experiences are also available!


Special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support of our International Program!

Support GRID's projects in Nicaragua, Nepal, & Mexico!