Grid Alternatives: Bringing Solar Power to Low-Income Neighborhoods

GRID Alternatives provides low-to-no cost solar electric systems to families that qualify as low-income, and install them using a barn-raising model that gives volunteers and job trainees hands-on experience they can use to get jobs in the growing solar industry. Each project has a triple impact: energy cost savings that help struggling families put food on the table or pay medical expenses; a classroom in the field for solar aspirants that supports local employment and the growing solar industry; and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that helps local governments reach their emissions targets and contributes to cleaner air for everyone.

With an estimated 20 million low-income, owner-occupied, single family homes in the United States, GRID Alternatives efforts directly enable the long-term transition to clean, renewable energy.