Solar for all: How installers can help make the renewable revolution inclusive

When Nevada Senator Mo Denis introduced a bill to expand community solar access to minority populations in the state, the local NAACP took notice. “Energy justice is a priority for NAACP, and community solar is an important first step to ensuring equitable access to clean energy,” said Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Tri-State Conference

Reliant donates rooftop solar to Houston animal shelter

Reliant announced the donation of $110,000 to Houston’s Friends For Life, the only no-kill, LEED-certified animal rescue shelter and adoption organization in Houston. The donation supports the installation of rooftop solar and solar on the nonprofit’s Mobile Adoption Vehicle. To celebrate, Reliant teamed up with the shelter to host an adoption event on March 25

GRID Alternatives, AEA partner to bring solar to low income multifamily properties

Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) and GRID Alternatives Tri-State have launched the Energy Efficiency and Solar Partnership (EESP). The nonprofit partnership will combine AEA’s leading edge expertise in energy efficiency with GRID Alternatives’ successful low-income solar model to bring low-cost energy efficiency and solar power to owners and managers of affordable multifamily housing, who provide

JinkoSolar to donate solar panels to support GRID Alternatives projects

JinkoSolar has activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives’ work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country. JinkoSolar’s contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of providing solar to an estimated

Baker Electric installs 164-kW carport solar system for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar company, recently designed and installed a 164-kW solar system for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) Solana Beach location. Over the first year, the club will see approximately 30% savings on its annual electricity spend based on past consumption—saving an estimated $11,000. Over the 25-year PPA

energyOrbit partners with Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to monitor state’s energy efficiency

In an industry first, the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) is implementing a statewide, unified method for tracking and reporting on its energy efficiency, conservation and renewable initiatives. energyOrbit has been selected to deliver a Statewide Energy Savings Database platform for the DESEU’s Energize Delaware programs, as well as select programs at the Delaware Department

New York’s Richard Kauffman receives SEIA Solar Champion Award

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented Richard Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance and NYSERDA board chair, with the prestigious SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar energy in America. Previous award winners include solar-supportive members of Congress and solar-powered breweries in Asheville and Western

Enphase, JinkoSolar and Solplicity volunteer on solar installation for Committee on the Shelterless

Today Everybody Solar, an award-winning solar energy nonprofit, announced that it has reached its fundraising goal to add 63 solar panels (19.5 kW) to the headquarters of Committee on the Shelterless (COTS), a nonprofit that helps homeless adults and families meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and safety and move towards stable independence. In

GRID Alternatives begins installing solar on tribal lands using DOE funding

GRID Alternatives, America’s largest nonprofit solar installer, today announced installation has begun on 92 solar installations in six tribal communities in California, Montana, and South Dakota with over $1 million in cost-shared grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to these individual tribes. The grants are part of an initiative announced by DOE in

Everybody Solar will donate a 15-kW solar array to the Sciencenter in New York

Everybody Solar, an award-winning solar energy nonprofit, announced that it will donate a 15 kilowatt (kW) solar array to the Sciencenter, a hands-on science museum in upstate New York. This was made possible by All Points North Foundation (APNF), Cornell University, JinkoSolar and over 50 individual donors, who rose up to bring solar energy and sustainability education to