We are proud to have supported GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar installer providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training to communities in need.
Together, we have brought clean power to over 1,200 low-income families across the U.S., and provided hands-on solar installation experience to thousands of green job trainees.
Empowering Communities in Need
The families are estimated to save nearly $30 million in electricity costs over the course of their Yingli Solar energy systems' lifetimes.
GRID Alternatives is grateful to Yingli for helping us make solar power available to the working families that need the savings the most, while helping build the clean energy workforce of the future. We are also proving that if solar is a viable technology for low-income families, it can work for anyone anywhere. – Erica Mackie, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of GRID Alternatives
The solar projects built to date are estimated to eliminate 40,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the environmental benefits, the projects are providing hands-on job training in solar PV installation to thousands of individuals looking to enter the solar workforce.
In addition to supplying the PV modules for GRID Alternatives projects, our staff has even volunteered to provide some of the manpower required in solar installations. We have participated in multiple installation workdays that got us out of the office and up on roofs, installing Yingli modules.
This year Yingli Green Energy will be supplying another 1 MW of solar energy through a combination of donated and fair-market priced modules and will be expanding to projects in Colorado. Our continued support for GRID Alternatives means thousands more learning opportunities for green job seekers, dozens of thousands of tons of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and millions more in long-term savings for low-income families that need them most.