Energize Your Business!

Northwest Indian College (NWIC) and the Community Energy Challenge are partnering to help tribal businesses save money and energy!

CEC Logo Formatted

Sign up for an energy audit and get up to 50% off solar and energy efficiency projects!

DISCOUNTED ENERGY AUDITS AND HUGE SAVINGS ARE AVAILABLE! Thanks to a partnership between Northwest Indian College, the Community Energy Challenge, and Spark Northwest, saving energy at businesses located on tribal land is easier and more affordable than ever. We are bringing together energy-saving expertise, generous rebates and grants to maximize savings at businesses in Lummi, Nooksack, Samish, and Swinomish tribal communities. 

We make it simple for businesses to save energy. We provide each participant with a full commercial energy audit and a customized action plan that outlines recommendations for energy-saving improvements to your business. There are more grants, rebates and tax credits than ever before that can cover up to 90% of solar projects and over 50% of energy efficiency improvements for businesses, and free lighting upgrades are available for eligible businesses. Businesses can reduce costs and maximize energy savings!

your business could be eligible for:


Federal Tax Credit for Solar


USDA Rural Energy Grant


Renewable Energy!

7 Steps to Energize Your Business

1. Contact the Community Energy Challenge

We’ll get some basic info about your business and energy use and get you scheduled for an energy audit. For a one-time, deeply discounted $50 energy audit fee, you’ll have access to these benefits for life! *Energy audits are always discounted for all, but this special $50 rate is a limited time offer for businesses in the Swinomish, Samish, Lummi, and Nooksack tribal communities.

2. Complete the Energy Audit

An Energy Advisor from the Community Energy Challenge will walk through your facility with a knowledgeable staff person from your business and identify your biggest energy-saving opportunities.

3. Review the Recomendations

Meet with your Energy Advisor to discuss your final audit report, ask questions and learn more about potential costs and savings.

4. Decide to Energize!

Decide yes, no, or maybe on the solar and energy efficiency measures proposed, and count on the Community Energy Challenge to help you along the way!

5. Get Bids

The Community Energy Challenge can assist you in connecting with local contractors to get a design and quote for your chosen projects.

6. Finalize Financing

We will assist you in applying for applicable grants and rebates, including exclusive incentives from the Community Energy Challenge and rebates from the utilities

7. Install!

Schedule your projects and celebrate the savings!

Community Energy Challenge

Contact the Community Energy Challenge Today!

Get In TouchLearn More