Plug in to GRID party at Google’s solar-powered carport: Check out Tesla Roadster, Stanford prototypes, and PG&E innovations

If you haven’t heard about GRID Alternatives yet, you probably missed the fundraiser CleanTechies organized for this fabulous non-profit in March. The party was a lot of fun, and we raised over $4,000 for GRID Alternatives that evening. Now, there’s another fundraiser coming up that – and it promises to be another exciting party: There will be dozens of electric vehicles available for viewing and even test drives – including the Tesla Roadster, futuristic prototypes displayed by Stanford and PG&E, plug-in hybrid conversions, motorcycles, scooters, neighborhood electric vehicles and much more. Industry experts will be speaking about current trends in electric-powered transportation, such as:

Josh Becker, General Partner, New Cycle Capital

Sherry Boschert, Co-Founder and Board Member, Plug In America

Anup Jacob, Partner, Virgin Green Fund

John Suh, Staff Researcher, GM Advanced Technology Silicon Valley

Saul Zambrano, Director, PG&E Clean Air Transportation Program

The event is taking place at Google’s solar-powered carport at their campus in Mountain View, and there will be plenty of food and drinks. If you want to learn about plug-in vehicles while raising money to bring renewable energy to low-income families, I’d recommend you purchase your ticket now (at the bottom of this page). Tickets must be purchased in advance – space is limited and the organizers expect this event to sell out.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

GRID Alternatives presents: Plug In To Grid Party

When: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Google’s Solar-Powered Carport, Mountain View, CA (exact address to be given upon rsvp)

This promises to be a great networking event where you can mingle with the who’s who of solar energy and clean cars. All proceeds benefit the non-profit GRID Alternatives and their work to bring solar energy to low income families. Since 2004, GRID Alternatives has been bringing solar electric systems to low-income families throughout Northern and Southern California. They have also trained over 2,030 community volunteers and job trainees on solar electric installation and provided them with opportunities to gain hands-on experience with real-world solar projects.

CleanTechies is proud to be among the Contributors, Supporters, Board and Host Committee of this event. We hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it to the event and would like to support GRID Alternatives, donate now.

Check out the CleanTechies Calendar for more events!

Choose a tax-deductible donation level below – all proceeds go to support GRID Alternatives’ programs bringing solar power to low-income communities.
Minimum Donation – $125.00Energy Enthusiast – $250.00Renewable Rockstar – $500.00Solar Superstar – $1000.00

Use the “shopping cart” in the upper right of the screen to choose the number of tickets you would like to get. You will receive an email receipt immediately, and event logistics and map from GRID Alternatives within 2 business days.

Have any Question or Comment?

3 comments on “Plug in to GRID party at Google’s solar-powered carport: Check out Tesla Roadster, Stanford prototypes, and PG&E innovations

Robert Burnside

I would like to come to this event and bring a friend.


Robert, I hope you bought your tickets via the link above – we can’t help you otherwise!


exciting times. its about time we made electric vehicles mainstream.

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