CSD/Anza – Santa Rosa Community Solar Project Update

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July 27, 2020
CSD Santa Rosa Commercial Solar Project Construction Crew

California’s first low-income community solar project, a nearly 1-megawatt solar electric system on the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation, broke ground in June of this year and is well into Phase One. The project is on schedule and progressing nicely. GRID Alternatives Inland Empire Commercial Project Manager Vanessa Lorrah gave an update on the status of the project, “We are completing the racking installation and will continue installing modules through early next week. As of right now, we have 360 of the 2,600 modules installed. Our tribal trainees are really enjoying their time learning and helping build the solar system, that will ultimately benefit their tribe in addition to the Anza utility subscribers. Our electricians are in the process of building the concrete transformer pad, which should be completed by the end of next week,” said Vanessa. They hope to have all modules installed by the first week of August.