GRID Alternatives Inland Empire to Provide No Cost Solar to Eastside Riverside Community

The City of Riverside recently announced the launch of the Eastside Climate Collaborative, a four-year project that includes seven non-profit and governmental partners to complete smart growth projects in the Eastside neighborhood of Riverside. This initiative will include planting 2,000 trees, installing free solar in 100 homes, converting 100,000 square feet of turfgrass to low-water landscaping, and enhancing workforce training. The cost of this State-funded initiative is $31.2 million and is funded in part through the Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC) and Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC). The Eastside Climate Collaborative is a community investment with a goal to reduce the effects of climate change in the Eastside neighborhood. TCC and AHSC Grants are offered through the State Department of Conservation to fund affordable housing, smart transit and walkable communities, urban greening, and solar and water/power efficiency projects, among a wide range of activities. Everything funded under the Grants must lead to greenhouse gas reductions and healthier communities over time. The City of Riverside is the lead applicant on this TCC grant and co-applicant on the AHSC grant.

GRID Alternatives Inland Empire was awarded $1,988,000 of this grant to install 410kWs of solar for homeowners within the Eastside Riverside boundaries. The Outreach team will be hosting a Townhall to provide more information to Eastside Riverside residents (see info below). GRID’s Energy for All Program provides significant savings on income-qualified homeowners electricity bill.

Event:             TCC Riverside Town Hall with residents

Date:               Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time:              6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location:     Cesar Chavez Community Center at Bobby Bonds Park | 2060 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

Read more about the Eastside Riverside Climate Collaborative initiative. To find out if you qualify for GRID’s Energy for All Program, call 1-866-921-4696.