GRID Alternatives' mission is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training.
GRID Alternatives is a both a nonprofit organization and a licensed solar installer. We install solar electric systems for low-income families throughout the community. We make this happen by teaming up with volunteers and job trainees to provide hands-on solar installation experience.
If you are interested in learning about installing Solar Electrical Systems, this is a highly recommended approach.
Volunteering, they ask you to commit to two days, if possible, that way you can see an entire install process from the point the supplies are offloaded from the truck, to when the power is turned on for the system to go live. Its a fantastic way to learn about Solar, and the staff there, Steve B for example, are very knowledgeable and friendly and patient and will take their time showing you all they know. Usually you work with a main foreman, and a supervisor and 8-12 other volunteers with varying backgrounds and experiences in the field - and newbies like me who does not have a background in Electrical, or Construction.