Solar electricity for 10 low-income families, USA

by GRID Alternatives
Dec 13, 2010

Give the Gift of Solar Energy This Year!

As 2010 comes to a close, GRID Alternatives has a lot to celebrate! 

GRID has recently launched a new office in the California Central Coast area and we are continuing to expand the regions we serve.  GRID has already surpassed its ambitious 2010 installation goal and as of today has installed 337 new solar electric systems for low income homeowners this year, reaching a total 640 installations to date.  Together, these projects are generating 1.4 megawatts of clean energy and are saving low income families nearly $14 million in energy costs while preventing over 56 thousand tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011, we've set the bar even higher and we're going for another 600 solar installations for 600 more families!

This holiday season, consider supporting GRID and giving the gift of solar in honor of your loved ones and a greener planet and stronger neighborhoods.  There are many different reasons to support GRID's work right now, whether you are concerned about climate change or energy independence, or if you are a job training or low income housing advocate, or just concerned about how you can help keep struggling families from losing their homes.  Maybe you already have a solar electric system and want to share the benefits of renewable energy with others or maybe solar isn't a viable option for your home at this time but you'd still like to get involved and offset your own carbon usage and reduce greenhouse gasses by supporting solar power. 

The sun is a gift that never stops giving and when you support a solar installation for just one low income family, your are supporting thirty years of clean solar power!  Check out photos of our recent projects to see your donations at work!  Thank you for visiting Global Giving and Happy Holidays from GRID! 


  • Donna
    Donna Thanks for the update - and congrats on the new office. I grew up in San Jose and we used to go to Morro Bay when I was a kid...Keep up the great work.
    • 5 years ago
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GRID Alternatives

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Project Leader:
Susie Chang
San Francisco, CA United States

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