On Wednesday I attended a lunchtime presentation in our Autodesk Gallery. Maura Fallon-McKnight of Grid Alternatives provided an overview of the work her organization is doing to bring solar energy to low income residents. I found out some encouraging information.
Grid Alternatives' Solar Affordable Housing Program allows individuals and groups to get involved in supporting their efforts to install solar panels and systems on low-income homes in the Bay Area.
Since 2001, Grid Alternatives has been working to bring the power of solar electricity and energy efficiency to low-income homeowners, and to provide community members with training and hands-on experience with renewable energy technologies. They believe making energy choices that are good for the environment can go hand-in-hand with improving the lives of those living in low-income communities.
Grid Alternatives has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, San Diego and the Central Valley to serve communities throughout California.
For more information, visit www.gridalternatives.org.
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