Tribal Program

For three days in early December 2017, GRID Alternatives led a small group of Native American women through the process of refurbishing a Navajo family’s solar system.
A pioneering solar microgrid installed on The Chemeheuvi Reservation in Lake Havasu, California is at the leading edge of the state’s community resiliency efforts.
Stephanie is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has been fighting for the past year to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through land they hold sacred. When she qualified to get solar through our partnership with the Tribe, she saw it as an opportunity to demonstrate the power of renewable energy and its potential for making her tribe energy sovereign.
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Members of the Wiyot and Rosebud Sioux tribes will benefit from clean, affordable energy for generations to come, thanks to panel donations from GRID’s newest equipment partner, Jinko Solar.
Adopted from the Pine Ridge reservation as a baby, Denver high school student Lina Krueck makes a special trip back to her native home to install solar for a veteran Pine Ridge elder.
For this month’s staff spotlight, we take you to our North Coast satellite office to meet Matt Wheeler!
On a cold, January day, as smoke from wood fires filled the air, five young AmeriCorps members were hard at work digging a trench in front of a home in the Tesuque Pueblo in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Fellows with GRID Alternatives, the workers were getting ready to install the community’s very first solar electric system for a family of seven.
In January 2017, GRID Alternatives completed construction of a 6.36kW ground-mount solar PV system at Robert and Sue Dorame’s home as part of a demonstration project in partnership with NPHA that is supported by a grant from All Points North Foundation.
Nine Mendocino College students installed a 20-panel PV solar system for a member of Pinoleville Pomo Nation residing in a culturally-inspired and sustainability-minded prototype home.

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