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- Jana Ganion
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This project scales up solar for tribal governments and low and moderate income (LMI) households by installing a community “solar garden,” >100kW of solar PV and 200kWh energy storage, at the Blue Lake Rancheria. Off-takers are the tribal government and ~15 tribal LMI households. In PG&E territory, the project delivers cost savings with Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA) programs, and by storing and discharging PV power during peak demand. Using GRID Alternatives’ LMI solar deployment and workforce training programs, this work creates local jobs and increases tribal capacity. Funding will include novel solar tax credit financing for tribal governments. Goals are to prove tribal use of NEMA, monetize tax credits for tribes, create clean energy jobs, build community-scale solar infrastructure, and benefit tribal LMI communities.