In the midst of the almost daily barrage of information generated by Tesla, the firm led by Elon Musk has made, without advertising in between, a donation of solar panels for a total of 569 kW of energy. With it, the non-governmental organization GRID Alternatives will bring solar energy to 150 families without resources in the United States.
The donation was announced by the NGO during a 2.6 kW domestic installation in Paramount, California, which also included apprentices who, after being in prison, have been trained in solar energy by the Homeboy Industries collective.
And it is that the contribution of Tesla is not only in the equipment, but also. Thus, as reported by GRID Alternatives, it will also provide up to 15,000 hours of practical training so that the impact on the most disadvantaged communities goes further and also translates into an opportunity to access a job for which there is demand in the United States. .
“Solar energy has many advantages for the most disadvantaged communities. It reduces pollution, fosters more affordable homes for families with economic problems and offers job opportunities to those who need a job, “ says Erica Mackie, founder and head of GRID Alternatives.
For this reason, in addition to promoting access to clean energy among those who most need savings on their electricity bills and who find it more difficult to get hold of these technologies, Tesla also works with this NGO to connect people trained as installers of solar energy systems with the job offers generated by the company.
The 150 homes that will benefit from this donation from Tesla will join the many to which GRID Alternatives has already taken solar energy. In fact, this non-profit organization, which is based on the principle that the transition to clean energy must include everyone, has already deployed almost 9,000 installations among low-income families and providers of affordable housing.
This effort to extend the benefits of clean energy to those who do not have the economic capacity to assume this expense translates into 33 MW of installed capacity, which has meant savings of 270 million dollars in electricity costs and up to 742,000 tons of emissions. of greenhouse gases. In addition, 33,500 people have received professional training in solar energy within the work of this entity with low-income communities in both the United States and the rest of the world.