Solar Programs

GRID installing solar panels on roofs.
The nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, GRID provides no cost solar power to qualifying households and works with affordable housing providers and utilities to develop and implement rooftop and community solar power systems that benefit their low-income tenants and subscribers, putting money back into families’ pockets and helping preserve housing affordability.

Single-Family Solar

We provide low-to-no cost solar electric systems to families that qualify as low income, and install them using a barnraising model that gives volunteers and job trainees hands-on experience they can use to get jobs in the growing solar industry. In California, GRID Alternatives is the statewide program administrator for the Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program and the solar portion of the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP).

Multifamily Affordable Solar

The 6 million units of federally subsidized rental housing across the US represents a huge market for renewable energy that is largely unserved by the for-profit solar industry. GRID is helping catalyze the sector by providing no-cost technical assistance and low-cost design and installation services for affordable housing owners and develop-ers who provide housing and vital services to low-income renters. Our holistic model includes energy efficiency partnerships, community education and engagement, and job training opportunities for residents. 

Community Solar

Community solar provides access to cost-saving solar power regardless of roof condition or home-ownership status. GRID Alternatives partners with cooperative, municipal and investor-owned utilities to develop community solar arrays that  benefit underserved communities, including individual subscribers and  affordable housing off-takers. 

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