DOE Funding Series of Projects for American Indian, Alaska Native Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has provided nearly $9 million in funding for 13 American Indian and Alaska Native communities to support 14 renewable and advanced energy projects including solar power.

Among these projects:

Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Plummer, Idaho: 35.2 kW of solar PV on the roof of the tribe’s Coeur Center, a new youth recreation center located in Worley, Idaho. The Center will see a reduction in energy use of nearly 41,750kWh per year. This solar PV system could result in $136,259.

Karuk Tribe of Happy Camp, Calif.: A 947kW ground-mounted solar power system for the tribal casino, administrative trailers, as well as an 18.4kW roof-mounted system for the newly constructed wellness center. The project will also install 310 kW of solar PV and 580 kWh of battery storage on 39 elders’ homes to power critical loads during grid outages.

La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians Pauma Valley, Calif.: 104.72kW of PV systems and 132kWh of battery storage to supply electric power to La Jolla Trading Post. It is the only store and gas station located on the La Jolla Indian Reservation.

Puvurnaq Power Co. Kongiganak (Alaska): This tribally owned village utility is going to purchase, install, and integrate 200 kW of solar PV to an existing wind-powered battery system in the Village Kongiganak.

The complete list of projects can be found here.