GRID Alternatives- Solar Solutions

Solar Power | Solar Jobs | GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic

Who we are:

GRID Alternatives envisions a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone. Our mission is to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.

What We Do:

GRID Alternatives is a national leader in helping economic and environmental justice communities nationwide get clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs, and our energy access work is lighting up off-grid communities across the globe.

The nation’s largest nonprofit installer of clean energy technologies, GRID develops and implements renewable energy projects that serve economic and environmental justice communities. GRID creates and installs solar projects that serve low-income households and communities, and is enabling these communities to access a variety of clean mobility and battery storage incentive programs.

Through our unique, people-first model, we are putting money back into families’ pockets, reducing the energy cost burden for housing providers, and jumpstarting clean energy careers. We partner with affordable housing organizations, job training groups, government agencies, municipalities, utilities, tribes and local communities to make clean energy a win for everyone.

  • No-cost solar installations for households qualifying as low-income
  • Hands-on solar training to connect people to clean energy jobs
  • Technical assistance and solar installation for multifamily affordable housing providers
  • Community/shared solar project development and implementation
  • Low-income solar policy leadership
  • Low-income solar program design and implementation
  • Energy access projects internationally and in U.S. tribal communities
  • Connecting low-income communities with electric vehicle programs


Go solar at no-cost with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, and save over 50% on your energy bills.

Save up to 80% on your electric bill!

You might qualify for a state-funded program to help you save on your energy bills. The Energy for All Program helps you and your neighbors access energy savings, clean energy, and job training opportunities – all at no cost to you.

By pairing clean mobility options with solar power, GRID Alternatives is helping families replace gasoline with sunshine, saving them money and reducing local air pollution by transitioning to clean energy. Communities can choose from a wider range of transportation options and keep that money in the community, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their neighborhoods.

Energy for All Program

Single-Family Solar

GRID reduces household electricity costs by up to 90% by providing no-cost solar systems to homeowners that qualify as low income. Each installation is also an opportunity for community members and job trainees to get hands-on experience with solar power. In California, GRID Alternatives is a statewide program administrator for the Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program, the Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH) program, and the solar portion of the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP).

Community Solar

Community solar provides access to cost-saving solar power regardless of roof condition or home-ownership status. GRID Alternatives partners with cooperative, municipal and investor-owned utilities and other community groups to develop shared solar arrays that benefit their highest energy burdened customers, including individual subscribers and affordable housing off-takers.

Multifamily Solar

Solar can reduce and stabilize energy costs for affordable housing providers, and reduce bills for their tenants. GRID is helping catalyze this sector by providing no-cost technical assistance and low-cost design and installation services for affordable housing owners and developers who provide housing and vital services to low-income renters. Our holistic model includes energy efficiency partnerships, community education and engagement, and job training opportunities for residents.

Our team is taking COVID precautions very seriously to protect your health and ours. Our intake and install process has been adjusted to require masks and social distancing. (Photos taken prior to March 2020).

GRID’s unique, people-first model, is putting money back into families’ pockets, increasing housing affordability and reducing the energy cost burden for affordable housing providers.

GRID Alternatives works locally through eight affiliate offices to serve families in California, Colorado, and Mid-Atlantic region. We also have an International Program serving Nicaragua, Nepal and Mexico, and a Tribal Program serving families nationwide.

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