Every year Enphase employees participate in GRID Alternatives’ Solarthon, a solar installation block party that brings solar power to deserving families in low-income communities. On September 10, a crew of Enphase employees, alongside 100 other volunteers, spent time on roofs adding solar to nine homes at the Habitat for Humanities’ Mt. Burdell development in Novato, California.
These annual events make a real difference in the lives of the families who will live in these houses, and for the environment. Each installed solar system could save a family that might not otherwise have access to solar $25,000 on their electric bills over the course of its lifetime. Collectively, the nine installed systems are expected to save over $222,000 on energy costs. On the environmental end, these systems will offset nearly 460 tons of carbon emissions -- the equivalent of planting at least 10,000 trees!
“I’m so proud to be part of the group of people who have solar,” said GRID Alternatives client Victor Carillo. “When I talk about GRID, I always bring my contracts and bills because people never believe that I got solar installed at no cost, and that my bills are now so low. It has made such a difference in my life, and for my family. For those who know what GRID does, let’s spread the word about what a great benefit it is to our community.”
“We had a fantastic crew from Enphase out on Saturday,” said Katelyn Costa from GRID Alternatives. “They were super enthusiastic, and a blast to work with.” Enphase is extremely proud of the employees that gave away a Saturday to make a difference in others’ lives and the environment, while helping Enphase get closer to its ultimate goal: bringing clean energy to everyone.