Tribal Program

Jaiden Comes At Night is a member of the Blackfeet nation in Montana. In spring 2021, he participated in a paid workforce training sponsored by a SETO grant in partnership with Blue Lake Rancheria, and GRID's Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund in partnership with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Now he's working full-time as a solar installer. When he's not on site, he lives with his parents back home in Montana.

In the spring of 2021, GRID Alternatives completed three solar installations totaling 14.4 kW-DC with the support of All Points North Foundation and working with the Ojo Encino Chapter of the Navajo Nation.These installations benefited two families and the preschool in Ojo Encino, New Mexico and are estimated to save the families and Ojo Encino Chapter more than $55,000 in energy cost savings over the PV systems’ lifetime.

Along with the Tanacross Village Council, Solomon is one of the first Alaska Native Tribes to receive funding for solar energy projects through GRID’s Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF).

TSAF is a tribal-led initiative that provides new funding to tribes to support their renewable energy projects. This is the third year TSAF has selected grantees, but the first year that Alaska Native communities are recipients in the grant cycle.

For most of us, the long days of summer mean finding ways to take advantage of the extra sunlight. For members of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, long days mean a chance to reap the benefits of their brand new solar system, recently installed by GRID Alternatives.

The system, which is expected to produce nearly 29 Megawatts annually, was installed over the course of two weeks in a collaborative effort between GRID North Coast and members of the tribe who were brought on as trainees.