News Release: Seneca Solar and Alternative Energy Development Group (AEDG) Partner to Drive Innovative Climate Action

The partnership will extend the reach and scale of both organizations and further the mission of Seneca Solar, an enterprise wholly owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians

Salamanca, NY – Seneca Solar, the energy solutions division of Seneca Holdings, LLC, announced today a new partnership with Alternative Energy Development Group (AEDG), a developer of commercial- and industrial-scale clean energy projects. Together, the companies will collaborate on their Earth-healing work in service of Indigenous communities in the United States and around the world.

Seneca Solar, certified under the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC), is the energy solutions division of Seneca Holdings, an enterprise wholly owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians. Seneca Holdings businesses deliver over $250M in projects annually. On a mission to profitably and equitably deliver innovative renewable energy solutions that heal the Earth, Seneca Solar delivers solutions such as onsite renewables, community solar, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and other innovative technologies.

Seneca Solar has established a Certified Partnership Program (CPP) that will enable the company to rapidly deploy solutions at scale around the world. Certified Partners share Seneca Solar’s vision and values, are committed to values-based collaboration, and provide products and/or services that align with the overall goal of healing the Earth.

“Seneca Solar is an extension of the Seneca Nation’s commitment to healing the Earth. To maximize the positive impact we can have on the environment and do the most good, we will need trusted partners that share our values and extend our capability to deploy solutions for our customers,” said Jeffrey Ellis, CEO of Seneca Holdings. “We are thrilled to formalize our partnership with AEDG, a values-aligned organization that shares our passion for collaboration and exceptional service. They are the perfect organization to be our first Certified Partner.”

AEDG is currently supporting Seneca Solar on an overseas renewable energy project that is a collaboration with international Indigenous communities. With deep experience providing clean, reliable, and cost-effective energy and financing solutions to commercial enterprises, nonprofits, and public-sector clients, AEDG brings to the partnership a high level of capacity, strong past performance, and an innovative culture. Seneca Solar brings a stellar reputation originating from an established track record in federal contracting and, with its Native ownership, a commitment to benefiting Indigenous communities.

An AEDG 494.16 kW dual axis ground-mounted solar project in Springfield, Vermont

“Our partnership with Seneca Solar is already off to a strong start based on mutual trust, alignment of our missions, and each company’s complementary core competencies,” said Chris Fraga, Founder and CEO of Alternative Energy Development Group. “We are proud to be part of this collaboration and look forward to growing our partnership to accelerate the transition to renewable energy in a way that benefits all communities, especially those who have been historically underserved.”

“Seneca Solar’s partnership program will support us in quickly scaling a Native-owned company for the benefit of Indigenous communities in the U.S. and around the world,” said Matt Renner, Vice President of Business Development at Seneca Solar. “Partnering with companies like AEDG helps us achieve true energy equity for Indigenous communities by establishing generational ownership in the emerging renewable energy industry.”

Income from Seneca Solar projects directly supports the on-territory needs of the Seneca Nation of Indians, including education programs, cultural centers, medical facilities, childcare, broadband access, critical infrastructure, and career development. In all of its business activities, Seneca Solar is committed to workforce and skills development for Indigenous communities as a foundational priority.

The Certified Partnership Program will be instrumental in furthering these goals and Seneca Solar’s mission. Seneca Solar stands behind its Certified Partners’ products and services as Earth-healing solutions that have a neutral or negative lifetime greenhouse gas footprint, are neutral or positive in impacting biodiversity, and are working toward a circular or zero-waste product lifecycle. To learn more about the CPP, visit the Seneca Solar Partnership page at https://senecasolar.com/partners.

About Seneca Solar
Seneca Solar, a division of Seneca Holdings, was established to profitably and equitably deliver innovative renewable energy solutions that heal the Earth and is committed to working with partners and customers to do the most good. Wholly owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians, Seneca Solar provides income to support the on-territory needs of the Seneca people. Seneca Solar provides a mature, professionally run, Tribally owned business that can deliver projects at scale for customers who prefer that their climate dollars support historically underserved communities. By accelerating the transition to renewable energy through authentic relationships based on shared values, Seneca Solar is building a Tribal workforce and Indigenous enterprise capacity to benefit current and future generations. Visit us at senecasolar.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Alternative Energy Development Group
Alternative Energy Development Group (AEDG) helps commercial-scale clients reduce their energy demand, reduce their energy supply costs, and become more sustainable and resilient. We develop, finance, own, and operate commercial- and industrial-scale clean energy projects and serve as Fund Manager and General Partner for the Alternative Energy Infrastructure Projects Fund I LP. Our singular focus is solving customers’ energy needs by utilizing the latest clean energy technologies to achieve meaningful financial, sustainability, and resiliency benefits. Visit us at www.aedgonline.com.

PR Contact:
Rosana Francescato
Seneca Solar
415-282-2488
rfrancescato@senecasolar.com