All photos by Lena Nozizwe. Hear/read her accompanying radio report.
Click on any thumbnail image to launch slideshow.
Homeowner Alfonso Fox Orozco says that he has wanted to power up with solar for a long time, but could not afford it.
This year Grid Alternatives is on track to make 1,200 solar installations nationwide.
Twenty-four year-old Eddie Solis is on his way to earning a certificate as a solar panel installer. He was one of the volunteers on crew at the home of Alfonso Fox Orozco. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
The non-profit Grid Alternatives says legislators from both sides of the aisle have helped to make California a leader when it comes to solar energy. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
Funding for the solar installations comes from both the public and private sector. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
She is still in college, but 24 year-old Lynn Fernandez has already had two jobs in the solar industry. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)