SunPower and Grid Alternatives Announces to Give Solar Education to K-14 Students

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FREMONT, CA: SunPower, a manufacturer and provider of solar technology and energy services, partners with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer, to give Solar Futures Program training.  The two companies focus to help young people to advocate renewable energy by providing classrooms and hands-on solar training to K-14 high school juniors and senior students.

SunPower is donating 1Megawatt of efficient solar panels and inverters sufficient for approximately 300 homes. The company is committed to support GRID Alternatives’ work to expand in schools by providing solar power and job training for unprivileged communities.

"Real change starts with our youth which is why SunPower invests in solar and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiatives at schools around the world, helping students experience the technology first-hand and learn about diverse career paths available to them in the growing renewable energy sector. We look forward to working with GRID Alternatives on the Solar Futures program, building on our combined expertise bringing solar from rooftops to classrooms,” said Tom Werner, SunPower president, CEO

GRID Alternatives gives solar training for high school students in California since 2012. The Solar Futures Program will start from Inland Empire region and expand across the nation by developing training materials and resources that can be used for K-14 students in schools.

"Solar education is a double win. It opens up an exciting career path for students, and helps make young people advocates for renewable energy and energy conservation in their communities. We're thrilled to be partnering with SunPower on this important initiative,” said Tim Sears, co-founder, CFO/COO, GRID Alternatives.

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