Do you own your own home? Do you want clean, solar power installed for free? Do you want to save up to 90% of your electrical bills? Are you on a limited or fixed income?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may be eligible for a state program that funds solar panels to help you save on your electrical bills.
GRID Alternatives was founded during the 2001 California energy crisis by Erica Mackie, P.E., and Tim Sears, P.E., two engineering professionals who were implementing large-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects for the private sector. The idea that drove them was simple: free, clean electricity from the sun should be available to everyone. Through GRID Alternatives, they developed a model to make solar PV technology practical and accessible for low-income communities, while providing pathways to clean energy jobs.
GRID Alternatives’ Energy for All program makes solar power accessible to families who need the savings most, while providing hands-on solar installation experience to volunteers and job trainees.
GRID provides no cost solar electric systems to families that qualify as low income and live in qualified areas, and installs them using a barnraising model that gives volunteers and job trainees hands-on experience they can use to get jobs in the growing solar industry. Each project has a triple impact: energy cost savings, a classroom in the field for solar aspirants, and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that benefits us all. GRID Alternatives is the statewide program manager for the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes Program (SASH), a ratepayer-funded program through the California Public Utilities Commission that provides up-front rebates to help low-income homeowners access the benefits of solar power. Learn more at gridie.org. Contact GRID today to find out if you qualify. Call 951-465-2864 or at www.energyforallprogram.org.