At the heart of Enphase is a passion and excitement for the unique power of solar energy, not only for the ability it has to create a more sustainable future, but for the potential it holds to transform lives. The Enphase team works closely with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization that trains and leads teams of community volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems throughout California, to bring the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency to low-income homeowners. By doing this, GRID also empowers individuals to gain hands-on experience with renewable energy technologies in order to gain valuable skills and work experience.
We captured the following video of the Enphase and GRID crews at an install in Santa Rosa:
The Enphase team, inspired by GRID’s mission to “re-energize communities, one rooftop at a time!” put our team and resources to work in 2011 to make the largest inverter donation in GRID Alternative’s history. Enphase donated microinverters providing 500 kW of solar power for working families, which will in turn generate over $4.4 million worth of long-term power for families who are in need of the savings to pay for basic expenses. Translating further, these projects will provide hands-on training and experience for over 1,500 individuals, while eliminating over 14,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the systems’ lifespans.
Enphase is extremely proud to partner with GRID Alternatives and to be a part of all of the meaningful work that they do.
If you’d like to learn more about GRID Alternatives or how you can volunteer in a California region close to you, visit their website. Be sure to view their cool Impact Calculator showing their work to-date.