What We Do

And Who We Are

Impacts

Electron Freedom was developed to provide new and independent funds to the tribal communities for projects in developing solar energy and incorporating training and workforce development to the tribal people when installing the systems. They have also started the Tribal Scholarship Program for everyone.

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Support

The Grid Alternatives and the American Indian College Fund formed a partnership to give support for scholarships for the students in the Tribal College and University to strengthen them in terms of learning opportunities that are project-based, educational achievement, and pathways in career development in renewable energy.

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Contributors

Electron Freedom has federally-acknowledged designated community members. These members are truly interested, engaged, and invested in tasks that support renewable energy infrastructures and energy capacity development in the organization’s communities.

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Our Team

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Neil M. RaymondsPhilanthropy Vice President, Grid Alternatives
Neil M. RaymondsPhilanthropy Vice President, Grid Alternatives
Amanda M. WalkerDirector of Energy Freedom Accelerator Fund
Amanda M. WalkerDirector of Energy Freedom Accelerator Fund
Michael WoundManaging Director
Michael WoundManaging Director

Our Latest Articles

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Decline in Coal Industry: Rise in Renewable Energy Opportunities

Several job opportunities are arising in the field of renewable energy in the United States. These new job opportunities create a high rate and stable employment for the blue-collar workers in some states of the country, which is heavily fossil-fueled. This is an opportune time since the coal industry is currently spiraling down.
The economics are hitting two birds with one stone here. Investing in renewable energy sources is significantly cheaper than the current coal plants. Additionally, the prices of renewable energy get cheaper and cheaper every year. …

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A Solar Initiative Arises from a Devastating Fire

In 2016, a devastating fire known as the Cayuse Mountain Fire occurred and was considered the second largest in that summer in Washington State. The fiery blaze burned down 14 homes and placed about 50 people in the Spokane Indian Reservation. The fire devastated more than 18000 acres of land and cut the power connection and water supply to several main administrative buildings.
Because of the mishap, the Spokane tribe was motivated to work to gain energy independence. They risked an investment of about 650 kilowatts of solar energy capacity and hoped that it …

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A Yurok Tribe Installed a Solar Panel System.

A Yurok tribe successfully installs a solar panel from a grant fund. They commemorated the installation by having a celebration. The tribe installed a 28-kilowatt photovoltaic system, which is a type of solar panel system. They installed it on the Transportation Building of their tribe by using a Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund Grant that is given to them by Wells Fargo and Grid Alternatives. In their celebration, the tribe also took the opportunity to announce their plans of installing another solar panel system. 
The second solar panel system will be installed …

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