Low-Income Neighborhood Receives Free Solar

June 22, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

BaltimoreThe East Baltimore C.A.R.E. neighborhood will be the beneficiary of a project that includes solar installations for 10 families and a community center, cool roofs for increased efficiency, and 1600 hours of hands-on solar training opportunities for local residents. The project is led by the nonprofit GRID Alternatives in partnership with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability and the Baltimore Energy Challenge.

Made possible with support from the Abell Foundation, this will be the first Baltimore area project for GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar installer.

The solar systems in the C.A.R.E. neighborhood will be installed by job trainees from Civic Works, who will be getting their first taste of solar installation after installing cool roofs on the homes.

Additional supporters include Constellation, Baltimore Housing, Wells Fargo Foundation and GRID Alternatives’ national equipment partners SunEdison, SunPower, Enphase Energy, IronRidge, SnapNRack and Quickmount PV.

GRID Alternatives’ projects are funded by private donors, California cap-and-trade revenue, and the solar industry. GRID Alternatives has ten regional offices and affiliates serving California, Colorado, the New York tri-state region, the mid-Atlantic region and Tribal communities nationwide.

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