In the spring of 2021, GRID Alternatives completed three solar installations totaling 14.4 kW-DC with the support of All Points North Foundation and working with the Ojo Encino Chapter of the Navajo Nation.These installations benefited two families and the preschool in Ojo Encino, New Mexico and are estimated to save the families and Ojo Encino Chapter more than $55,000 in energy cost savings over the PV systems’ lifetime.
Sunrun and GRID Alternatives have renewed a partnership for the second year to train California residents in solar installation skills. The solar industry is on a trajectory to reach 400,000 solar jobs nationwide by 2030. Through Sunrun and GRID’s partnership, trainees install on large-scale solar projects in California, and gain transferable skills and experience to launch their careers in the growing solar energy industry.
June 19th is known as “Juneteenth,” also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day. Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas on June 19, 1865, a full two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which freed enslaved African Americans throughout the Confederate States of America. And on Thursday, Juneteenth was just made a federal holiday.
We caught up with Jasmine Roashan, Outreach Coordinator for GRID Greater Los Angeles (GLA). Follow along as we introduce GRID staff members whose work and influences are driving our vision of a just energy future.