News from the Field
The Bishop Paiute tribe in Southern California had a lot to celebrate this Earth Day, namely the recent completion of 56 no-cost rooftop solar installations.
This year, GRID welcomed college teams from across the country for our most ambitious--and impactful--Solar Spring Break yet!
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) plays a big role in GRID’s work to bring solar to low-income families in California, but it isn’t often that CPUC staffers themselves get to see that work in action. But earlier this month, six CPUC staffers got to spend a day installing solar with GRID!
23 SunPower employee volunteers were on site in March to help bring solar to Marcus Garvey Commons--a 22-unit multifamily development in West Oakland.
Daisy Meyer knows exactly what it takes to land a job in solar--she’s done it. And now she’s turning that experience into opportunities for others.
Each year, GRID offers a unique opportunity for Nicaraguan women who are interested in the renewable energy industry to gain hands-on solar installation experience by participating in our "Mujeres del Sol" project. In January 2017, 10 women installed a 1 kW off-grid PV system on a primary school and health clinic in Los Encuentros, Estelí. Paola Pérez Belli, an environmental engineer from Managua, reflects on her experience participating in this project.
When we put solar on a home, much of the energy it produces ends up back on the power grid, earning credits that offset electricity purchased from the utility at other times of day. But one GRID homeowner now has a way to bank her own power.
Students from fifteen schools across the country will spend their upcoming spring breaks installing solar for low-income families and getting hands-on workforce training in the solar industry as part of our Solar Spring Break program.
Pat Claycomb knew from an early age she wanted to work in the solar industry.