Undergraduate Education

Solar Spring Break

A project of GRID Alternatives, Solar Spring Break gives MIT students the opportunity to spend your vacation week installing solar panels in underserved communities. This program fits well with MIT’s motto, “Mens et Manus,” teaching students in a hands-on way about the intersections of issues like energy, socioeconomic class, and engineering.


Solar Spring Break really opened my eyes as to how new science and engineering technologies can be combined with helping those in need.
Allison Shepard, Solar Spring Break ’17 (Watch the video and interview on ABC News)



How it works

The current Solar Spring Break team has been filled. Information about the next Solar Spring Break will be posted as it becomes available.