News from the Field
It’s a story that Darean Nguyen of Los Angeles tells frequently: He’s sitting in his LA County prison cell, praying for a sign, and a book is tossed into his cell by a passing prison librarian.
We partnered with Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) for Rising Women SPI Fellowship, a program that sent 6 women to the largest solar conference in North America, Solar Power International. Read on as Christina Gonzales, one of the 6 fellows, shares her solar journey.
Martha Lorena Torres Espinoza (Lorena), and her family lead a typical life in Agua Fria, a rural community in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua, before solar come to their village.
Members of the Wiyot and Rosebud Sioux tribes will benefit from clean, affordable energy for generations to come, thanks to panel donations from GRID’s newest equipment partner, Jinko Solar.
Adopted from the Pine Ridge reservation as a baby, Denver high school student Lina Krueck makes a special trip back to her native home to install solar for a veteran Pine Ridge elder.
For those living with a serious illness, powering life-saving medical devices should be the last thing anyone needs to worry about.
We've already hosted several job fairs this year helping connect talented individuals with solar careers...and we're just getting started!
At the end of May 2017, nine Trojan Battery Company employees traveled with GRID to San Isidro, Nicaragua, where they installed solar on a community school and health clinic. Trojan employee Nhi Sung recounts his experience in this special guest post.
Over the past month, 23 members of Sunrun’s Women’s Network traded their desks for rooftops and their computers for power tools as they worked with GRID to bring solar to three families in their local communities!
This installation, which took place on World Refugee Day, has offered participants an important glimpse into what solar installation entails. Some of the attendees will now move forward with the process of enrolling in GRID San Diego’s recently launched ‘Solar Installation Training Program.'