US Bank Sponsors Solar Installation for San Bernardino Senior Homeowner

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March 25, 2019
San Bernardino Senior Homeowner James Lawrence with US Bank Staff

Mr. James Lawrence Jr. takes a walk through his San Bernardino neighborhood daily. During one of his daily morning walks, he observed a new solar system that had recently been installed on a neighbor’s home. He spoke with his neighbor and she told him about GRID’s no-cost solar program, gave him a pamphlet and encouraged him to give GRID a call to see if he qualified. He called and was connected with Outreach Coordinator Victoria Pacheco. “Victoria was very helpful, addressed all of my questions and concerns and guided me through the application process,” said James.

James was born and raised in Barstow, California and has lived at his current residence in San Bernardino for over 45 years. He worked for the railroad for 21 years, and then shifted his career to real estate until the market went upside causing him to change careers yet again, this time to auto sales. James is like a renaissance man because of his many talents. In addition to real estate and sales, he is also skilled in contracting work, which has proven to be handy around the house where he has done many home projects including building a shed in his backyard.


James suffers from COPD, a chronic lung disease that requires 24-7 use of a breathing machine, causing his energy bill to be extremely high. Although skeptical at first, Victoria eased his mind by educating him about the process and informing him about how he can expect to see significant savings (between 50-75 percent) reduction on his energy bill, with no hidden costs. US Bank, a longtime supporter of GRID Alternatives Inland Empire, sponsored the installation and brought out their employees who participated as volunteers to install the Lawrence family’s 5.44 kW DC solar system. James expressed, “I am very grateful to US Bank and GRID for providing the resources that enabled me to receive my solar system. My experience with GRID has been very good. The savings on my electric bill will greatly impact my family and help me to enjoy a better quality of life,” said James.

Find out more information about GRID’s Energy for All Solar Program or call 951-465-2864.