SunEdison has donated solar PV panels to power 10 Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. homes in D.C.'s Ivy City neighborhood during GRID Alternatives' mid-Atlantic launch event. In addition to donating the equipment for the builds, SunEdison's employees will participate in two of the community project's installations, including an all-female build team as part of a joint National Women in Solar Initiative.
"SunEdison and GRID Alternatives share a core mission of making solar energy accessible to people in every kind of community," said Polly Shaw, vice president, government affairs at SunEdison. "Our participation in today's event not only brings solar energy to underserved communities but also demonstrates our commitment to increasing the number of women in the solar industry."
The panels from SunEdison will provide clean energy to 10 Washington D.C. inner city families, helping to reduce their monthly utility bills and spur job opportunities in their community. This is the second GRID Alternatives event that SunEdison has sponsored and participated in this month. In early September, SunEdison employee volunteers filled an all-female team at GRID Alternatives' Bay Area Solarthon, where eight low-income families received solar electric systems on their homes.