GRID Alternatives is a California-based nonprofit organization that makes renewable energy technology accessible to underserved communities. Through rebates and philanthropic efforts, the organization brings solar at no cost to income-qualified homeowners living in communities most impacted by environmental pollution.
To be eligible you must:
Enter your address here to see if you are in an area served by GRID Alternatives (red zone): http://oehha.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=c3e4e4e1d115468390cf61d9db83efc4
The goal of GRID Alternatives is to help families save on your electricity bills, helping to alleviate your financial burdens while reducing your carbon footprint. The beneficiaries of the program typically save 60% or more on their electric bill. Each solar installation also provides hands on solar training for volunteers and job trainees while spreading clean, renewable energy in the communities that need it the most.
To make these projects possible, GRID Alternatives partners with local government, other non-profits and community organizations to bring solar to lower income families. Since 2004, the organization has installed over 14,000 solar systems nationwide, have been recognized as a Champion of Change by the Obama Administration and are working with the White House to make solar a more inclusive industry.