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
These solar projects built to date will eliminate approximately 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to these environmental benefits, GRID's installations are providing hands-on job training in solar PV to thousands of individuals looking to enter the solar workforce.
In addition to supplying the solar panels for GRID Alternatives projects, our staff has also 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 solar panels.
Our support for GRID Alternatives has resulted in thousands of additional learning opportunities for green job seekers, tens of thousands of tons of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and millions of dollars in long-term savings for the low-income families that need them most.