Kathy Bigler, a homeowner residing in Sacramento, was connected to GRID Alternatives through the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) and the partnership connecting GRID to 15 income-eligible homeowners for no-cost solar in the Sacramento area, featuring some of GRID’s first-ever solar + battery systems. Read more about Kathy's experience and our solar + battery goals for this year.
Nestled on a leafy suburban street near the scenic Del Paso Regional Park, the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento (CRH) stands as a safe haven for local children, youth, and families affected by abuse, neglect, and trauma. In December, GRID Alternatives was connected with the CRH to install a 77.29 kW-DC solar system to offset the center's electricity costs. Read more about how this will impact the CRH mission.
At the end of December, 30 of GRID's IBT instructors gathered in Fresno, CA for the first ever IBT Instructors Summit. Our trainers traveled far and wide, from across the U.S and Latin America, to attend this important event. Over the course of three days, our brilliant instructors exchanged ideas, learned from each other's challenges, and celebrated successes to gather new skills that will equip them as they continue elevating our IBT program curriculum.
In the pursuit of a more sustainable and inclusive future, partnerships between organizations and Tribal communities are proving to be a catalyst for profound change. The U.S. Bank Foundation has supported GRID Alternatives’ low-income solar and workforce development programs in California and Colorado since 2010, and in 2018, it expanded its national relationship with GRID Alternatives to support the Tribal Program. Read on about the latest install made possible by support from the U.S Bank!
Michael is the Commercial Program Manager for GRID’s headquarters office. He started at GRID as a construction intern in the Bay Area in 2016 and has been working with GRID ever since! Michael remains passionate about climate action and environmental justice, which is what initially brought him to GRID. Michael has worked with GRID in the Bay Area and Inland Empire regions, and he now works remotely from his home region in Mt. Shasta, CA. He has two young ones at home that he cares for with his partner and community.