Broadly based in California, GRID Alternatives focuses on making clean energy accessible and beneficial to everyone, especially underserved communities. Their primary activities revolve around solar installations for community-scale projects, and aiding developers with affordable housing projects.
GRID also offer in-person solar training to introduce new workers to the solar workforce and have even designed programs specifically for tribal communities, women and K-12 students. Curriculum covers:
- Job site safety
- Fall protection
- Array layout
- Racking installation
- Module level power electronics (MLPE) installation
- Module installation
- Electrical safety
- Electrical layout and mounting
- Conduit bending and installation
- Electrical wiring
GRID are the largest non-profit installer of clean energy technologies in the state, having installed solar panels at 300,000 households amounting to 91MW. 47,000 people have started and completed their solar training programs.