News from the Field
There are certain meaningful experiences throughout life that compel you to turn inward and reflect. My trip to the rural community of El Pedregal, Nicaragua with GRID Alternatives to work on an improved cookstoves project was my time to reflect on life.
We honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a special project in partnership with the NAACP, installing solar on a transitional housing facility in Los Angeles for domestic violence survivors.
The Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs on solar panels is a setback for clean energy and jobs in frontline communities.
Stephanie is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has been fighting for the past year to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through land they hold sacred. When she qualified to get solar through our partnership with the Tribe, she saw it as an opportunity to demonstrate the power of renewable energy and its potential for making her tribe energy sovereign.
A pioneering solar microgrid installed on The Chemeheuvi Reservation in Lake Havasu, California is at the leading edge of the state’s community resiliency efforts.
In early December, at our annual Central Valley Solarthon, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced a new $500,000 workforce development grant for GRID!
Earlier this month I took an incredible trip with GRID to install a 1.2 kW off-grid solar system in Nepal's Chitwan National Park. Often in the clean energy space, unless you are a developer or installer yourself, you can feel fairly far removed from the technology and often our knowledge of the technical side of the business can be intangible and learned only from drawings and maintenance reports. I wanted to get my hands dirty and help build a system from start to finish.
An orphanage in Baja California, Mexico will soon start saving hundreds of dollars each month on electricity costs thanks to their brand new solar system!
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