The crew of volunteers from Hannon Armstrong arrived to the job site in waves, one after another. By mid-morning nine volunteers were present, some coming from as far away as Annapolis, to assist GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic in finishing a solar installation on Sept. 11 in the Benning Ridge neighborhood of Northeast D.C.
Well before they arrived that morning, the nine volunteers had contributed significantly to advancing renewable energy. Hannon Armstrong, which is based in Annapolis, is an investment company “solely dedicated to investments that reduce carbon emissions or increase resilience to climate change.”
The installation with GRID Mid-Atlantic provided an opportunity for Hannon Armstrong’s employees to see the direct impacts of renewable energy investment. For some, it was their first time on an install — others stepped foot on a roof for the first time.
One volunteer, Gil, brought a camera and clicked away throughout the day. The installation was an opportunity to capture Hannon Armstrong’s volunteers enjoying a day outside of the office while also participating in an activity that gave back to the D.C. community.