By UW Sustainability | Oct 3, 2022
Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID)

The student group Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID) is looking for new members.. GRID is a registered student organization that works on designing, optimizing, installing, financing and assessing the societal impacts of renewable energy systems, with a specific focus on projects that advance equitable access to electricity.

On Friday, October 7th at 9 a.m., GRID will host an online onboarding meeting to provide an overview of GRID, discuss the projects mentioned below in greater detail, and answer questions. If you’re interested in joining, please fill out this short (~1 min) form so we can send you the zoom link. Even if you can’t make the meeting, we’ll send you a follow-up email with a recording, more details about current projects, and a link to our slack page so that you can get started.

GRID has five project groups looking for more students to participate:

  • The Test Bed Team is working on establishing a testbed solar system to allow students to practice installing solar panels. GRID has permission from the Clean Energy Institute to install on their rooftop.

  • The Sizing and Optimization Team is working on a sizing software to calculate what kind of solar systems are needed for different communities. No prior coding experience is required, only an interest in renewable energy technology

  • The Business Team networks with the renewable energy community. They have organized a GRID mixer for this October to give several renewable energy organizations at the UW an opportunity to mingle. They also create cost estimates and identify revenue sources for projects.

  • The Social Impacts Team is working to establish and ensure effective and ethical communication with partner communities. They are currently updating our solar kit user manuals for improved accessibility and self-sustainable troubleshooting, and writing about survey systems used during past projects

  • The GRID Medium Team writes articles and publishes them to the GRID medium page. Check out some articles the team has published here

GRID is also interested in new projects, research, and partnerships. If you have an interest in renewable energy, join the onboarding meeting to learn more.