All female construction team installs free solar in City Heights

Posted at 5:11 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 20:11:12-04

SAN DEIGO (KGTV) - A family in City Heights is going to save about 90% on their electric bill thanks to the non-profit GRID Alternatives. 

The organization installed free solar on their roof for Mother's Day. 

Erika Rodriguez is a single mother of three and she told 10News she would not have been able to afford solar without the program. She'll own the panels as long as she lives at the house. If she moves, the panel stays. 

The construction team doing the work is a team of all women volunteers. 

GRID Alternatives is also hoping to get more women into solar-related jobs. Currently, women only make up 27% of solar jobs.