More than 3 million U.S. workers are employed in well-paying clean energy jobs. Since its founding, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic has always placed an emphasis in not only making renewable energy accessible to underserved communities but to provide training and job opportunities in those communities as well. GRID’s vision: a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone.
Passage of clean energy policy, such as D.C.’s “Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018”, will help GRID Mid-Atlantic fund more solar installations for our income-qualified clients and more solar industry training for members of our community. As we scale up, our organization continues to make strides in implementing diversity best practices using tools such as SEIA’s, “ Diversity Best Practices Guide for the Solar Industry” in addition professionally developing staff on equity, inclusion, and diversity with training on topics such as “Unconscious Bias.”
In collaboration with SEIA, GRID Alternatives launched the Women in Solar Program and this year, GRID Mid-Atlantic plans to continue rolling out opportunities and initiatives to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive solar industry by providing pathways for women, minority groups, and veterans.
Sarah Bucci– Public Relations Officer, Grid Alternatives Mid-Atlantic