Posts tagged: Navajo Nation

Renewable Energy: Bringing New Opportunities to Indian Country

In rural communities across the country, USDA Rural Development is bringing new energy efficiency and cost saving opportunities to Indian Country. Choggiung Limited, a Native American Corporation in southwest Alaska, received a $20,000 energy assistance grant from USDA Rural Development to install a wind turbine at the courthouse in Dillingham – a Native-owned building and […]

Arizona School First to Run Entirely on Renewable Energy

A rural elementary school in Arizona offers a lesson in grid independence – albeit small, it is the first in the US to run entirely on renewable energy. Five wind turbines and 100 solar panels supply the school’s electricity. The Star Charter School, located in rural Arizona about 30 miles from Flagstaff, serves 130 students […]

Tribal Lands: An Emerging Market for Renewable Energy Development

Renewable energy projects on tribal lands are fast becoming a reality. Tribal communities in the Southwestern United States reside on lands that are known to be rich with potential for the development of solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal facilities on a large commercial scale. Studies have found that tribal lands nationwide have the potential for […]

Hybrid Solar-Wind Power Connects Rural Navajos

The Johnson family‘s hybrid solar-wind generator, one of about 200 distributed energy systems installed on the Navajo Reservation where about 18,000 people don’t have electricity service. (Credit: Martin LaMonica/CNET) NAVAJO RESERVATION, N.M.–Power transmission lines run a few hundred yards behind the Johnson family home here, but it took an off-grid solar and wind generator to […]