GRID in the News

Thanks to $2 million from California Climate Investments through the Low‑Income Weatherization Program, GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID) is implementing the Community Solar Pilot project, the first community solar array in California specifically designed to benefit low‑income households.

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.

Starting this fall, Anza Electric Cooperative will help the Santa Rosa Band of the Cahuilla Indians and their neighbors reduce their monthly electric bills by up to 50%.

An Invinity Vanadium Flow Battery (“VFB”) installed at a fire station run by the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians will protect emergency services and the local community against grid outages caused by wildfires in Southern California.

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.

GRID Alternatives Inland Empire, a leader in making clean renewable energy and job training to low income communities, recently broke ground for a 1-megawatt solar electric system on the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation near Anza.