Community Solar

California’s first low-income community solar project, a nearly 1-megawatt solar electric system on the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation, broke ground in June of this year and is well into Phase One.
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) recently broke ground on its largest community-scale solar project to date.
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) gave back to the community in a unique way at the beginning of 2020 with a recent visit to the Galilee Center.
As we welcome this New Year, GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) reflects back on many accomplishments achieved in 2019.
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Good morning from the Mid-Atlantic region! This is the second edition of the GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic Policy Roundup, keeping you up-to-date on renewable energy policy in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This month’s edition includes some ups and some downs in terms of renewable energy policy. We continue, however, to be inspired to search for solutions that make renewable energy available to everyone.
GRID Alternatives’ Tribal program provides solar technology and job training to indigenous tribal communities in rural areas who often experience power outages and downtime maintenance by helping them to meet their goals of becoming sustainable and more energy efficient.
GRID’s Solar Spring Break is a national alternative break program that has grown from six schools in 2014 to 22 schools in 2019, creating opportunities for students to make a difference in low-income communities while getting hands-on training in renewable energy.
Joseph first heard about GRID Alternatives seven years ago from Lisa Castilone, GRID IE’s Tribal Manager and Outreach Coordinator. After a presentation about job training opportunities and the solar programs that GRID Alternatives offers, Joseph realized the potential impacts that no-cost solar could have for himself and his tribe.

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