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GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund is now open for residential and facility projects. The TSAF will provide necessary capital to support the development of new solar projects in tribal communities around Indian Country. It supports and encourages solar education, training, and workforce development in tribal communities; prioritizes the development of long-term energy plans to increase tribal energy security and resiliency; and in collaboration with tribes and tribal leaders aims to address challenges and opportunities related to energy sovereignty, climate resilience and resource sustainability.
For questions please emailĀ grants@tribalsolar.org
More info: Tribal Facility and Residential Grant

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Welcome to the Energy Sovereignty Instituteā€™s online information clearinghouse, and resource-base and portal. Our goal is to assist Native American communities (beginning with New Mexico) in energy planning and deployments, and their pursuit of energy sovereignty, independence, and economic development. 

Native communities can play a critical leadership role in the nationā€™s transition to a sustainable, resilient, and equitable energy system. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that while American Indian land comprises about two percent of all U.S. land, Indian lands contain five percent of total U.S. renewable energy resource potential, including high generation potential for solar, wind and hydropower among other renewable resources.

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“My biggest dream is for First Nation Communities to become energy independent before mainstream America.”

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