Get Solar: Multifamily Housing

Drone shot of multifamily complex covered in solar
GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit solar installer driven by our mission to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. Our innovative community engagement model integrates job training and tenant engagement into every aspect of our work, assuring every project meets our triple bottom line: people, planet, employment.

Installing solar with GRID can reduce your organization’s operating costs and reduce electric bills for your tenants. We make solar easy for you.

Our Services

GRID Alternatives is a fully licensed* solar contractor. We provide cost-competitive turnkey solar development and installation services for affordable housing throughout California, Colorado and the Mid-Atlantic area, including:

  • Free solar suitability assessment for your portfolio 
  • Evaluation of energy efficiency and battery storage options
  • In-house engineering, procurement, permitting, and construction teams
  • Deep community engagement, including workforce development and solar education for tenants
  • Title 24 code compliance for new construction
  • Securing solar incentives (SOMAH, MASH, NSHP, CSI, etc.)

Our Expertise

For over 15 years, GRID Alternatives has provided low-cost technical assistance, in-house solar design, and installation services to affordable housing providers that serve environmental justice communities. To date, GRID has installed 85 multifamily solar systems, providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifetime savings for owners and tenants. We are experts at securing solar incentives and can leverage our internal financing to bring your organization affordable solutions. 

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Shamir Chauhan

Contact Shamir Chauhan
Director of Multifamily and Commercial Development