Wells Fargo volunteers install solar with GRID Alternatives in Asbury Park, NJ

By Krista Van Tassel
October 17th, 2013

Last week we shared a story about how GRID Alternatives is opening offices in New York and New Jersey.  We’re excited that even more worthy homeowners will now be able to access solar power. Actually, families are already benefitting from GRID’s east coast presence, and we’re happy to report that our volunteers are playing a significant role.

Dressed in Wells Fargo red, they recently helped install two solar systems for two deserving families in Asbury Park, NJ. According to GRID, the systems we helped install for Jolyn and Warren and Annette and Orlando were 4.9 kW combined. This will help prevent an estimated 220,000 lbs. of CO2 emissions and save an estimated $900 each year for the two families.

Take a look below and see our dedicated volunteers in action:

Hauling up the panels to start roof installation with the help of the homeowner.

Hauling up the panels to start roof installation with the help of the homeowner.

All smiles after a full day of great work in New Jersey.

All smiles after a full day of great work in New Jersey.

One row of panels down, just one more to go!

One row of panels down, one more to go!

Safety is top of mind as our volunteers prepare for the roof install.

Safety is top of mind as our volunteers prepare for the roof install.

Wells Fargo volunteers get ready to start a day of solar installation in Asbury Park, NJ

Wells Fargo volunteers get ready to start a day of solar installation in Asbury Park, NJ

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Krista Van Tassel

Krista Van Tassel

As Community and Team Member Engagement manager for Wells Fargo’s Environmental Affairs Team, Krista supports the company’s 70+ Green Teams, recognizing and promoting environmental innovator best practices, and engaging and educating team members about their role in helping the company’s sustainability efforts. She also manages Wells Fargo’s Environmental Solutions for Communities’ $3 million annual nonprofit grant program focused on helping make long-term sustainable economic investments in local communities where its customers and 264,000 team members work and live. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2009, Krista worked in a variety of sustainability and marketing positions in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors. Krista earned her MBA in International Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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