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GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) was joined by tribal partner Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians and Anza Electric Cooperative Inc. recently to celebrate the completion of California’s first low-income community solar project with a ribbon-cutting.
The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Tribe received funding from the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF) and partnered with GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) to provide solar for three single family homes.
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) was awarded funding from the​ ​Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund​ (TSAF) to solarize eight homes on the Chemehuevi Tribal Reservation in Lake Havasu, California. Of the eight low-income homes these tribal families will receive solar, four have already been installed.
GRID Alternatives was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a microgrid community solar project and battery backup system on the Soboba Band of Cahuilla and Luiseño Indian Tribe Reservation in San Jacinto, Calif.
Claudia Alvarado and her husband moved from Escondido to the City of Perris five years ago with their four daughters.
GRID Alternatives continues to make a huge impact on the communities we serve, despite this challenging Covid-19 pandemic year. Here’s an overview of GRID Alternative Inland Empire’s (GRID IE) accomplishments in 2020:
Heidi is a certified home healthcare nurse and her husband works as a plumber. Her and her husband and five children moved from the South Bay area to Moreno Valley, California last year where they purchased a new home.
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) and the City of Ontario partnered in the beginning of 2020 to launch TCC Ontario Solar Homes Initiative & Neighborhood Empowerment (SHINE) Program.
Despite this Covid-19 Pandemic, GRID’s construction team are still in the field facilitating solar installs in our communities, all while taking the necessary safety precautions. In March of this year, City of Fontana homeowner Wilda was one of the first homes installed with solar during this pandemic.

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