Solar electricity for 10 low-income families, USA

by GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is has continued to grow over the past several months! Our recently opened San Diego office is now fully up and running, and in May we opened a Fresno Regional Office to add to our statewide network. As Project Manager for the California Solar Initiative Single Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program, we continue to bring solar power to low income families throughout the State, having completed 228 installations statewide to date.

The GRID Alternatives Oakland office will be hosting Solarthon 2009 on September 12th, 2009. This year we will be installing solar electric systems on 16 houses in one day! For more information or to find out how to participate, please follow the link below.

As always, thank you to the supporters of GlobalGiving for helping GRID Alternatives deliver more renewable energy to low income families throughout the state of California!


GRID Alternatives is growing rapidly! We recently opened an office in San Diego to add to our current operations in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area. We are on track to continue expanding throughout the state to serve more areas as the manager of the California Solar Initiative's Single-family Affordable Solar Homes Program (SASH Program). To date we have installed 205 solar electric systems for low-income families statewide and hope to install at least that many this year alone.

Thanks to the supporters of Global Giving for helping GRID Alternatives deliver more renewable energy to low income families throughout the state of California!

To view a complete photo gallery of our projects, click on the link below:


GRID Alternatives continues to expand our solar affordable housing program and staff. Since the start of 2008, we have completed 9 installations for homeowners with low incomes, and are adding 4 new staff members to our team.

In addition to our installation and program growth, we have also had several opportunities to create new partnerships with job training programs. These partnerships offer hard-working youth exposure to employment options in the emerging green economy and hands-on skill development in solar installation. Click on the link below to see pictures from one of our recent installations with the participants of the Richmond BUILD job training program.


GRID Alternatives is off to a great start in 2008! We have moved into our new office in downtown Oakland and have settled into our recently launched Southern California office in Carson. We have already installed 4 solar electric systems in 2008 and are geared up to serve many more low income families this year. Read all about our recent projects and growth in our 2008 Winter Newsletter.


GRID Alternatives' participation in The Habitat for Humanity International Jimmy Carter Work Project 2007 was a huge success! We installed 30 solar electric systems for low-income first-time home owners in Southern Los Angeles and San Pedro. During the week of this JCWP event, we also opened our L.A. regional office. Click on the link below to see pictures of GRID Alternatives on the roof with Jimmy Carter!



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GRID Alternatives

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
GRID Alternatives
Project Leader:
Susie Chang
San Francisco, CA United States

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