News from the Field
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire gets engineering students up on the roof this spring for its inaugural Alternative Break.
GRID families support the Equitable Access to Solar bill - and share their stories why.
"I can't wait to be able to turn my system on and begin saving money," said Jennifer, GRID's first Grass Valley client and a single mother. "I feel good about teaching my children to conserve energy and protect the environment."
"Thank you, GRID Alternatives...for making our solar dream come true!"
AB 217 ensures that the benefits of solar continue to reach low-income families and communities that need the energy cost savings and jobs the most.
Students in the green energy manufacturing academy at Ceres High School got out of the classroom and onto a rooftop to install solar power. This was the second installation that Ceres High school completed in conjunction with the Central Valley GRID Alternatives office.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service was recognized across the U.S. as people rolled up their sleeves and took part in projects to better their community. For GRID Alternatives AmeriCorps members, this was a day to celebrate their year-long service to GRID Alternatives.
This organization is a role model for how business can promote solar energy while equipping Californians with the skills they need to sustain this industry, said EPA Pacific Southwest regional administrator Jared Blumenfeld in presenting the award.
Last week 23 GRID Alternatives SolarCorps members made their way to the Solar Living Institute for a week-long solar PV course. When I arrived on Sunday, I found that I would be staying in a small hut with 3 beds.
Courtney Dittmar was thrilled the day she took home her orange Team Leader shirt. For months she had been commuting by bus, train, bike and foot to get to installs in Richmond, Oakland and San Francisco from her home in Mountain View, and she finally had something to show for it.