Dublin, OH, June 13, 2018 – IGS Solar partnered with GRID Alternatives to install a solar system on a low-income home in Van Nuys, California. GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. The residents will save $24,000 in energy costs over their new system’s lifetime.
GRID Alternative’s vision is a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Installing solar systems on low-income homes allows residents to reap the benefits of energy savings while also helping the environment. Since GRID Alternative was founded in 2001, they have installed a total of 9,632 systems, prevented 829,942, trained 35,344 participants, and have a total of $303 million in lifetime savings.
IGS employees spent the day working alongside GRID Alternatives to install the new solar system.
“This experience reaffirmed a greater sense of community for me, and provided a memorable event to share with the IGS Solar team and likeminded partners,” stated William Neverman, sales manager for IGS Solar. “Grid Alternative’s work in the community and local workforce is truly pioneering the future of renewable energy for those who need it most. I can’t wait to get back up on the roof with the Grid team again soon!”
IGS Solar is a start-to-finish commercial, community, and residential solar provider. With a focus on sustainable energy management, IGS Solar offers a turnkey approach that simplifies the process of going solar. The partnership was a great way for two companies with similar objectives to spend the day bettering the community.
About GRID Alternatives
GRID is a leading voice in low-income solar policy and the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, serving families throughout California, Colorado, the Mid-Atlantic region, and tribal communities nationwide. GRID’s Energy For All Program offers single-family, multifamily and community solar installation services, project development and technical assistance, and they offer multiple levels of workforce development and service learning opportunities, from volunteerism to in-depth solar training and paid internships. In addition, GRID’s international program partners with communities in Nicaragua, Nepal, and Mexico to address their energy access issues.