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This wk's @SeaChangeRadio - #Solar Power To The People: Erica Mackie of GRID Alternatives & Jeanine Cotter of @Luminalt http://is.gd/DmAhkI

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This week we hear from Erica Mackie, the co-founder of Grid Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer that focuses on getting solar electricity to low income families and Jeanine Cotter, the CEO of Luminalt, a San Francisco-based solar installer that hires much of its workforce through local community based organizations.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 1:24pm
Solar power is an essential part of the green technology revolution, a movement that has the potential to create jobs that are good for the community and the environment. But when we think about who’s actually benefitting from solar right now, it tends to be mid-to-upper income individuals and households. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to two women whose organizations are creating templates to make solar power an equitable component of a carbon-free tomorrow.
 
First, we hear from Erica Mackie, the co-founder of Grid Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer that focuses on getting solar electricity to low income families. Then, host Alex Wise speaks with Jeanine Cotter, the CEO of Luminalt, a San Francisco-based solar installer that hires much of its workforce through local community based organizations. Both women envision a solar industry that benefits a wider swath of the community and offers working people a fair living wage. 

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Keywords: Energy | Green Technology | Solar | alex wise | erica mackie | grid alternatives | jeanine cotter | luminalt | non-profit | sea change radio | solar power

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