Students Spend Spring Break Bringing Renewable Energy to Underserved Communities through GRID Alternatives Inland Empire
The GRID Inland Empire office will be launching its Inaugural Alternative Break Event during Spring Break 2013 in coordination with the Southern California Engineering Technology Association of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona during the week of March 25th, 2013. To commemorate this landmark event, Mayor Pete Aguilar and the City Council members from the City of Redlands will be welcoming the Alternative Spring Break team!
First day of installation with the attendance of Mayor Pete Aguilar: March 26th at 9 am
Best time for visuals: March 27th at 11 am to take action shots of the solar panels being installed
Who will be attending:
Mayor Pete Aguilar
City of Redlands
Homeowners from two homes that are getting installed
30 members and advisors from Southern California Engineering Technology Association of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to low-income communities. Using a barn-raising model, GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar power on qualifying homes, providing needed savings for families struggling to make ends meet while preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry and cleaning our air. More than 3000 California families have benefitted from the program to date, saving more than $82 million in lifetime electricity costs, and more than 11,500 people have received hands-on solar installation experience. Here in the Inland Empire, more than 360 families have been served to-date, for a combined lifetime savings of over $12 million.