Solar Energy Non-Profit Delivers Alternative Energy To Low-Income Neighborhoods
Residential solar power has become increasingly affordable over the past few years as an environmentally friendly, cost-saving alternative to traditionally sources of energy. But the barriers to entry can still be too high for low-income communities, which is where solar non-profits like GRID Alternatives come in.
The organization helps identify neighborhoods that could benefit from green energy, and volunteers rally together to help install solar panels on qualifying homes.
A recent installation in Brooklyn, New York was the organization’s first venture in the region — the group has installed more than 3,600 similar projects along the West Coast. The family is expected to see their annual energy costs cut in half, the organization says.
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