GRID Alternatives installs carport system for California Chemeheuvi reservation

By Kathie Zipp A pioneering solar microgrid installed on The Chemeheuvi Reservation in Lake Havasu, California is at the leading edge of the state’s community resiliency efforts. The 90 kW carport system, the result of a partnership between The University of California, Riverside, The Chemeheuvi Tribe and GRID Alternatives with funding from the California Energy Commission, will provide a battery backed power source for the tribe’s community center, saving lives during grid outages and lowering the tribe’s energy costs.
High winds, bird strikes and the monsoon season all contribute to frequent power failures in this exposed region of the Mohave Desert.
“On occasion, power will

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