GRID Alternatives in the City of Riverside

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GRID's History in the City of Riverside

In the City of Riverside, we have achieved: 59 homeowners served, 200 kWs of solar installed, 3.41 average size of the installed solar $18K average value of solar added to homes, $0 out of pocket costs for our homeowners. More than $1 Million of no-cost solar invested in the City of Riverside.

How to Qualify

Answer YES to the following questions and you may qualify for a no-cost solar electric system!

1) Do you live in the City of Riverside?

2) Do you own your own home?

3) Look at the table below. Find the number of people that live in your home. Look at the income number next to it. Is your household income less than that number?

Household Size  Annual Income  Household Size  Annual Income 
1 $37,550 5 $57,900
2 $42,900 6 $62,200
3 $48,250 7 $66,500
4 $53,600 8 $70,800


4) Is your home in the red zone? Not sure? That's ok!

Riverside map showing neighborhoods GRID Inland Empire serves

*Other qualifications may apply


If you answered YES to all those questions, then click here to begin the process for your own no-cost solar electric system!


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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Catch?

There is no catch, no tricks, GRID Alternatives is the only nonprofit that provides solar for low-income homeowners living in the city of Riverside - all at no cost to our clients. There is no hidden fees. We don't put a lien on your property. We don't charge you through your property taxes. You don't even need to have high electric bills.

How is GRID Different?

The GRID Difference: No solar installer saves you more!

Where do you get your money to offer this program?

GRID Alternatives understands that without continued financial support through a variety of funding options, low-income families will continue to be left out of the solar market. Despite lower costs on equipment pricing and the rise of lease/PPA financing models in recent years, there is still a need to leverage a variety of funds so that we can make our programs work and continue to keep solar affordable to families in need. Together with the use of local incentives, state rebates, tax incentives, equipment donations and discounts----and a volunteer and job training force, we can leverage all these resources to provide the most cost effective and affordable solar electric systems to our families. Used alone, these funding streams can only cover a small portion of our program costs. But together, they offset the majority of the costs keeping solar affordable and GRID sustainable as a mission driven organization.

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