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GRID Alternatives

Mission

GRID Alternatives' vision is a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Our mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities.

The Big Idea

GRID Alternatives’ Solar Futures Program provides hands-on solar construction training to students in Monterey County. Instructors guide students through the design and installation process by bringing a live construction site into schools. The program features a mobile training lab set—including miniature roofs, solar inverters, residential electrical service panels, conduit bending obstacle courses, and industry standard safety gear. Solar Futures leverages GRID Alternatives’ hands-on installation model to educate and inspire the next generation of solar leaders, providing 40 hours of STEM-based training for college and career readiness.

GRID Alternatives’ Solar Futures Program provides hands-on solar construction training to students in Monterey County. Instructors guide students through the design and installation process by bringing a live construction site into schools. The program features a mobile training lab set—including miniature roofs, solar inverters, residential electrical service panels, conduit bending obstacle courses, and industry standard safety gear. Solar Futures leverages GRID Alternatives’ hands-on installation model to educate and inspire the next generation of solar leaders, providing 40 hours of STEM-based training for college and career readiness.

- Jason Diodati, Templeton CTE Pathway, Energy and Power Technology teacher