News from the Field

In mid-June, 10 trainees climbed onto a roof to install solar for the first time. It marked a special day for GRID in Illinois: the culmination of an eight-week training, combining Lutheran Services of Southern Illinois’ (LSSI) Employment Skills School and a GRID Alternatives solar installation bootcamp, aimed at helping individuals who were formerly incarcerated start careers in the renewable energy field. Read More >
A first-of-its-kind solar training series is opening doors and launching renewable energy careers for youth on the Bishop Paiute reservation in Southern California. Read More >
GRID North Valley welcomed a Solar Spring Break team of veterans from Perry Technical Institute from Washington for a week of hands-on solar training and service. Read More >
Savings for you, clean power for your community. Introducing the Energy for All Program! Read More >
"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. Read More >
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. Read More >
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! Read More >
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. Read More >
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. Read More >

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