To empower Native American families to achieve energy independence by growing renewable energy capacity and affordable access to off-grid power.
Native Renewables formed in 2016 to catalyze clean energy for Native American homes and communities by….
building partnerships, seeking cost-effective solutions that will reduce fossil fuel use, and supporting local economic development and technical capacity building. Native Renewables is a Native American led organization that is made up of engineers, solar entrepreneurs, and tribal members based on the Navajo Nation and Hopi reservation.
What We've Achieved
Several educational & outreach events on the Hopi and Navajo reservation
Several hands on solar PV trainings
Several solar PV installs and deliveries to Native communities
Community solar projects
WHO WE ARE
Co-Founder and Executive Director Wahleah Johns is a member of the Navajo (Dine) tribe and comes from the community of Forest Lake, Arizona atop Black Mesa. Wahleah's work with the Black Mesa Water Coalition and Navajo Green Economy Coalition has led to groundbreaking legislative victories for groundwater protection, green jobs, and environmental justice.
Co-Founder and Chief Engineer Suzanne Singer, PhD, is a member of the Navajo (Dine) tribe and grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her mechanical engineering and energy analysis background provides the technical foundation to develop tribal energy independence.