Alex Turek

Director of Strategic Development, GRID Alternatives

Alex leads GRID GLA’s grant development and commercial solar program. Under Alex’s guidance, GLA has been awarded several large multi-million dollar government grants, including the Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities implementation grants (four total) and planning grants (two total); the California Energy Commission’s Advanced Energy Communities grant, The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future and the Reliable, Equitable and Accessible Charging for Multifamily Housing (REACH) grant; among others. All of these efforts are dedicated to installing solar, battery storage, electric vehicle supply equipment, and other emerging clean energy technologies for the benefit of vulnerable populations and underserved communities. For GRID GLA’s growing commercial solar program, Alex leads project development through partnerships with affordable housing operators and other nonprofits. This includes several projects over 100 kW, as well as resilience center projects that utilize solar and battery storage to provide power backup when the grid goes down.