The Ipai Solar project will bring 155kW of community solar to the San Pasqual Reservation by October 2018. The San Pasqual Environmental Department will invite 25 low-income residents to receive net metering credits from a community solar farm. Those participants will pay for the system through the tribal CDFI. CollectiveSun’s finance strategy enables the tribe to benefit from the ITC and obtain ownership of the solar system. Tribal residents will build the system and receive construction training from GRID Alternatives. This project leverages existing SDG&E net metering rates and innovative financing strategies to overcome policy and finance barriers currently limiting community solar on tribal land.

 

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