Off-grid solar power impact on Navajo & Hopi Nations
Last Updated: 1/14/2022
To date, our efforts and partnerships have allowed us to distribute in total: 554 solar cellphone chargers, 485 solar flashlights, and over 2000 solar camping lights. Each kit has between 1 and 3 items, instructions for use, and a summary of cleaning precautions taken. We had 6 volunteers package the kits, and deliver them to distribution sites. We were able to partner with 5 chapters/communities, 11 organizations, and several individuals to distribute to tribes on Navajo, Hopi, Hualapai, and in Alaska. Partners who had existing donation routes were instrumental in providing supplies to elders. We are grateful to partners and contributors for recognizing the need to deploy quick solutions and relief in response to a pandemic that is devastating our Indigenous communities.
Native Renewables has a goal of reaching at least 15,000 homes in the Navajo and Hopi nations to provide them with electricity, power, education and an accessible path to ownership. Our operations bring power to communities in immediate need given the global pandemic.