News from the Field
"My name is Raymundo de Jesus Villagra Garcia and I’m 63 years old. I was born in the same house where I currently live in the community of San Isidro, in the mountainous northern region of Nicaragua. My parents were one of the first families to come to this community and there were very few inhabitants." Read more about Tío (Uncle) Raymundo, and his leadership in the community.
Senator Kevin de León celebrates pairing of two state programs that are easing the energy burden for low-income households and providing local job training.
Spread awareness about solar energy and energy access during Solar Education Week, April 15-21, 2018, by hosting or attending an event inf your community!
Since we started GRID in 2004, the urgency for equitable solutions to climate change has only grown. As it gets hotter, seniors are choosing between turning on the air conditioning and buying their medicine. Meanwhile, folks need good jobs that pay a living wage and don’t make them sick.
Nearly 200 college students are trading the beach for a rooftop this spring! Students from 19 schools across the country will spend their school break installing no-cost solar for low-income families through Solar Spring Break.
Joan Murphy of Loveland, Colorado, is a born fighter. She overcame lasting injuries as a result of a serious car accident, but still felt the stress oh high electricity bills--that is, until she heard about the chance to become a community solar subscriber.
In October 2017, GRID's VP of Construction and Workforce Development, Anna Bautista, received C3E's Advocacy Award for her extraordinary work advocating for clean energy and job training in underserved communities. Listen to her powerful acceptance speech.
For three days in early December 2017, GRID Alternatives led a small group of Native American women through the process of refurbishing a Navajo family’s solar system.
Watch the video clip to hear Sharon's inspiring story about her journey from living under a bridge to creating a 'symphony' with her teammates installing solar.
Veronica Johnson is a single mother of three and a resident of a Denver