Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians celebrate new solar array

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A special ribbon-cutting event was held to celebrate the completion of the new solar array at the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indian’s reservation Friday, March 26. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire, the Santa Rosa Cahuilla Tribe and the Anza Electric Cooperative Inc. celebrated California’s first low-income community solar project with a ribbon-cutting Friday, March 26, at the Santa Rosa Indian reservation near Anza. GRID IE was awarded a $2.5 million grant under the California Department of Community Services and Development Low-income Weatherization/Community Solar Pilot Program to fund this nearly 1-megawatt solar array consisting of approximately 3,000 panels located on the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation. The project broke ground in June 2020 and was completed in January. The Santa Rosa solar project is expected to provide $5.4 million in savings to benefit low-income members of Anza Electric Cooperative over a 30-year peri
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