Building community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.

“We are great enthusiasts for solar as an opener of doors,” says Danny Hom, GRID’s Strategy Officer. “Clean energy is powerful. Clean technology benefits everyone.”

GRID Alternatives is the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer, installing solar exclusively for low-income families living at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Their work transforms under-sourced communities and minority communities that disproportionately bear the burden of environmental injustice and climate change by expanding access to clean, renewable solar energy and providing job training in the solar industry.

“We feel that we’re only going to accomplish our mission if we have partners who are really invested in us,” says Hom. “Being able to work with Pacific Premier has been a source of stability.”

Pacific Premier Bank’s $25,000 grant supported GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire locations to provide workforce development, where participants received real-world education and learned job skills that will enable them to obtain a living-wage job in the solar industry. “Pacific Premier has been a key partner,” says Hom. “It’s been a pleasure working together.”

Due to limited photo options during the majority of 2020, some images used were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Community Stories