Spring break is coming! Spring break is coming! But instead of going to the beach, or the mountains, or wherever it is college students go these days to let off steam during spring break, about 200 of them are going to get some hands-on solar training while helping to install solar projects in low-income and under-served communities.
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Veterans are finding jobs in the solar industry in record numbers. About 10% of all solar workers are veterans. Many have started their own companies to promote the benefits of solar power.
A report from Environment Maryland shows that the benefits of rooftop solar to the community from reduced carbon emissions and better health outcomes are greater than the total cost of all solar incentives including income derived from net metering.
In advance of Veterans Day, the non-profit solar installer GRID Alternatives has announced a hookup with Wells Fargo to kick off “Troops to Solar,” a three-year program aimed at training more than 1,000 military veterans for jobs in the burgeoning solar industry. The program will also train service men and women who are still on […]
Solar power costs have come down so much in recent years that going solar is a no-brainer money-maker for millions of people. That increasingly includes low- and moderate-income people as well as rich people. Affordable solar power seems as abundant and as popular as ice cream these days. However, there’s no denying it: rich people have […]
Enphase and GRID Alternatives will expand their existing partnership to create another 3 megawatts of solar electricity for 900 low income families.
GRID Alternatives has begun a solar panel installation and job training program for 10 families in Baltimore, who will also get energy saving cool roofs.
Solar power was once associated with the wealthy and privileged, but plummeting costs have some analysts predicting price parity with coal and natural gas within the next decade. But one Colorado co-op utility isn’t waiting that long, breaking ground on a new solar power farm that will provide clean electricity to low-income families, and it […]
GRID Alternatives is partnering with Clean Power Finance to bring solar power to more low income families in California, Colorado, New Jersey and New York.
SunEdison and GRID Alternatives have teamed up to train skilled workers for the solar power industry. Their work will target underserved communities.