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GRID Alternatives Leads Veterans Day Solar Installation for Swords to Plowshares Veteran Job Trainees

  •     6 PV solar energy modules
  •     1.20 kW of clean, renewable energy
  •     67,313 lifetime kWh production
  •     $11,210 value savings, system lifetimes
  •     38 tons of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

*As of 11/11/2011

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About GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit solar installer that trains and leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income families throughout California. The mission of GRID Alternatives is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training. Since 2004, GRID has installed over 1,200 solar electric systems and provided hands-on solar installation training over 7,000 community members statewide. These systems represent over 3.0 MW of generating capacity, which translates to over $28.6 million in energy cost savings over the systems’ projected life spans, while preventing 98,300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. GRID Alternatives also manages the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program, part of the California Solar Initiative that is funded by California ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). For more information, please visit and follow us at

About Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds of war, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to significantly reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans. Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. They promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education and partnerships with local, state and national entities. Their programs have been a pathway and excellent resource for veterans seeking employment and job training opportunities for 38 years. Programs such as their Green Technology Training are offered at no cost to qualified veterans.


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