GRID Alternatives

Home Solar Program

(866) 921-4696

GRID Alternatives is a California-based nonprofit organization that makes renewable energy technology accessible to underserved communities. The organization brings solar at no cost to income-qualified homeowners living in communities most impacted by environmental pollution.

To be eligible you must:

  • Own and live in your home
  • Have a total household income in 2020 at or below the following limits: 1-2 person household: $34,840, 3-person household: $54,900, 4-person household: $66,250, 5-person household: $77,600, 6-person household: $88,950, 7-person household: $100,300. Additional persons: add $11,050 each.

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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 nonprofits and community organizations to bring solar to lower income families. Since 2004, the organization has installed over 14,000 solar systems nationwide, has been recognized as a Champion of Change by the Obama Administration and is working with the White House to make solar a more inclusive industry.

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Main Location
1171 Ocean Avenue
Suite 200
Oakland, CA  94608
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