News from the Field

During the second week of August, GRID Alternatives worked closely with the Northern Pueblos Housing Authority (NPHA) and San Ildefonso Housing Commissioner Tom Garcia to install a 3.7 kW solar electric system for tribal elder Virginia Tafoya. Read More >
Kelsey Schrock, Project Coordinator for GRID Alternatives' International Program in Nicaragua details a small taste of life in Nicaragua--a must read for anyone interested in traveling on one of our upcoming volunteer trips. Read More >
GRID co-founder Erica Mackie is featured in three videos from our longtime partner Enphase Energy to celebrate 10 years of innovation. The three part series looks at the growth of solar in the past decade, the inflection point we are at today, and the future we envision. Read More >
GRID Alternatives is proud to announce that one of our volunteers has found great success in the solar industry! German Rivas began exploring solar technology two years ago through GRID and his class at Proteus. Read More >
After working 20 years in the food service business, Doug Hackett felt unenthused and discontent with the lack of upward mobility in the industry. So when he saw a posting on Craigslist about Rising Sun Energy Center, a leading green training, employment, and residential efficiency organization based out of Berkeley, he jumped at the chance to turn his career in a new direction with Rising Sun and, ultimately, with GRID Alternatives Bay Area. Read More >
This is your last chance to show your support, spread the word, and help us cross the finish line strong on August 6th to #PowerUpNepal! We can do it! But we need your help. Read More >
The village of Dhapchung, Nepal may seem worlds away from where you sit right now reading these words. In fact, GRID Alternatives’ headquarters office in Oakland, CA is situated more than 7,500 miles across the Pacific. But thanks to Chris Fearon, a dedicated volunteer and supporter of GRID, Dhapchung feels much closer. Chris offers us a glimpse into the resilience, vibrancy, and humanity of Dhapchung through his own eyes. Read More >
A group of 10 U.S. military veterans install solar for fellow a veteran in Gardena, California as part of our Troops to Solar program. Read More >
Passionate about cycling, raising awareness about climate change, and supporting GRID? Participate in one of this year's Climate Ride events! Read More >
GRID is excited to be part of the Obama Administration’s Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative, announced today to ensure that every family in the United States has access to solar energy. Read More >


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