News from the Field
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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From coast to coast, SolarCorps Fellows have made a name for themselves, spending a year at GRID learning and growing before launching their careers in clean energy, workforce development, nonprofits and more.
Our 2MW Coyote Ridge Solar Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado is complete! This is the largest solar array built by GRID by a factor of ten, and it is now generating power.
When Richmond, California resident Ruth Ruiz started her application process with GRID to get solar on her home, she had no idea she was opening the door to electrifying her family’s village in Nicaragua.
“I have always believed that if the sun shines for everyone, its power should be a benefit for all.”
Earlier this month, GRID Alternatives paid tribute to that effort and celebrated the coming Solar For All program with our first project in Illinois, a demonstration of the myriad ways solar can benefit local communities.
Last week, GRID Alternatives made the difficult decision to wind down production operations in the Tri-State region covering New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and close our physical office in the Bronx once our current solar projects have been completed.