Solar Spring Break
SERC has partnered with GRID Alternatives to provide an annual UC Berkeley Solar Spring Break Team since spring 2014. GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break provides college students the opportunity to spend their spring break installing solar panels on qualifying homes in underrepresented communities. These clean energy systems provide needed financial savings for residents, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Every Solar Spring Break project hosts 10-12 college students traveling to one of GRID Alternatives’ regional offices in California, New York, or Nicaragua. In 2018, UC Berkeley started hosting 2 Solar Spring Break teams each year.
GRID Alternatives teaches participants how to install a residential solar panel system through hands-on experience and trainings. Their licensed solar panel installers will lead participants through all aspects of the installation process, from start to finish.
Solar Spring Break’s direct impacts include:
-Financial savings for a low-income family
-Reduced carbon emission
-Hands-on, technical educational enrichment for UC Berkeley students
The application for the 2018-2019 team is now open! Application deadline is Monday, October 1 at 11:59PM.
Applicants will be required to enroll in the Spring 2019 DeCal.
and Watch this video from the 2018 trip: