New solar array to benefit low income AEC customers

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Grid Alternatives Inland Empire, a leader in making clean renewable energy and job training to low income communities, recently broke ground for a 1-megawatt solar electric system on the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation near Anza. GRID IE was awarded a $2.05 million grant under the California Department of Community Services and Development Low-income Weatherization Program, Community Solar Pilot Program for the project. The project will not only benefit the tribal community but will also provide $5.4 million in savings to benefit low-income members of Anza Electric Cooperative, according to GRID Alternative officials. AEC will offer bill credits to qualified low-income residents, enabling low income co-op members to significantly reduce their energy bills. They will a
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