Tribal Program

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.
Tessa McLean, an Anishinaabe Tribal member from Pinaymootang First Nation, recounts her experience as a solar trainee with GRID's Tribal Program.
In early September, the Tribal Program selected 16 trainees from 140 applicants to participate in a unique online Solar 101 and OSHA-10 Construction Safety training.
Despite wildfire smoke, snow storms, and a global pandemic, GRID Tribal Program’s work to promote energy sovereignty and job readiness continued.
Lisa Castilone’s journey with GRID Alternatives began 11 years ago.
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.
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:
Along with the Tanacross Village Council, Solomon is one of the first Al