News: Tribal Program

In October, GRID partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide solar training to five Indian tribes.
GRID IE's focus on income-qualified homeowners and job trainees delivered...
The Chippewa Cree Tribe, Stone Child College, and GRID Alternatives partner to install six 3.5 kW solar PV systems on three duplexes in Box Elder, Montana.
“I know that one day, people will tell your story and say that you have changed the world” – Beatrice Sonfack at TechWomen The first day I ever spent on the roof with GRID Alternatives, I happened to look across the freeway and see a few tall houses with all black solar arrays in a row. I realized the GRID customer community - low-income families with access to solar - is small compared to the relatively more privileged community with easy access. GRID’s mission started to resonate, make solar practical and accessible to the people who could truly use it. It’s the reason I became a GRID Team Leader, finishing 14 installs in the last 12 months.
During the second week of August, GRID Alternatives worked closely with the Northern Pueblos Housing Authority (NPHA) and San Ildefonso Housing Commissioner Tom Garcia to install a 3.7 kW solar electric system for tribal elder Virginia Tafoya.
Bishop Paiute students become the newest addition to Solar Futures...
Betty K Yazzie, a respected elder from the Bird Springs Navajo Chapter, lives within full-view of Dook'o'oosłííd, one of four Sacred Navajo Mountains. Living far from electricity and water infrastructure, “Betty K” must be resilient and independent--hauling water and tending to her chickens and sheep.
Congratulations to our partners from the Bishop Paiute Tribe, Chippewa Cree Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribal Utility Commission, and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians! The Department of Energy announced last week that these tribes have been awarded funding to work with GRID to bring solar to even more tribal members.
Rose All Runner's grid-tied installation is part of a demonstration project, funded by a grant from the All Points North Foundation (APNF), to model sustainable energy development in Native American communities. The pilot includes solar installations for three families integrated with hands-on job training for up to 30 local tribal members in three different communities.

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