Banner photo by Camille Seaman at a site visit to N.A.T.I.V.E.
Tribal lands in the U.S. make up an estimated 2% of the nation’s land mass and contain approximately 5% of the renewable energy potential (DOE/IE-0038, 2018). Yet, many tribal members lack access to electricity, including 15,000 homes on the Navajo Nation. To tackle this issue, Native Renewables designed the Navajo Clean Energy Program to provide Navajo and Hopi families the opportunity to own their power.
NAVAJO CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM
Native Renewables designed the Navajo Clean Energy Program to provide Navajo families access to off-grid solar photovoltaic systems through a low interest loan. The program will also support a workforce development program that will train Native American solar installers to build and maintain off-grid PV systems, create jobs, and prepare installers to work with grid-tied projects nationwide. The program is designed to bring in key partners and contractors to achieve energy access for Native American families in the U.S.
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