GRID Alternatives San Diego, a nonprofit organization that brings solar technology to low-income communities, created Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops to transition veterans to clean and renewable energy. Willis Allen Real Estate, which has an office in Rancho Santa Fe, recently donated volunteer time and a $30,000 grant to help GRID Alternatives provide energy cost-savings to local veterans’ homes. On Veteran’s Day, the groups completed a multi-home build, where three veteran families received solar power.

President of Willis Allen Real Estate Andy Nelson said, “As a veteran myself, I’m honored to be a part of something that gives back to those who’ve served. We’re committed to making our community more environmentally conscious and look forward to maintaining a relationship with GRID Alternatives for future builds.” For more information visit