This spring break, for the third year in a row, 25 to 30 Cal Poly Pomona students will team up with GRID Alternatives to install solar panels on the homes of three low-income residences in the Inland Empire.
After teaming up with Cal Poly Pomona students two years ago GRID Alternatives has taken the collegiate Solar Spring Break program state and even nationwide, and Cal Poly Pomona students have installed more panels than any universities involved. This year, the students will be working in Desert Hot Springs.
With three homes, this year will be the largest number the students have assisted with. The students have to raise about $1500 per house to help offset the costs, which are over $20,000 per home.