More Navajo Business owners are looking to Solar Energy
Navajo Business men and women are finding new ways to harness energy for the vast 27,000 square reservation.
The Navajo Nation could be a hot bed to get sunlight into small communities on the reservation. On July 19, the Navajo Nation council approved an agreement between Nabeeho Power LLC to power a 300 acre solar farm just east of Gallup, N.M. in the small community of Iyanbito.
“I would like to have the chance to create jobs and keep our Navajo scholarships here on the Nation,” said Amber Schillinger, the owner of Nabeeho’ Power, LLC. It doesn’t stop there, more Navajo Entrepreneurs are seeing an opportunity for their reservation to become a solar leader in alternative energy and even Navajo lawmakers are supporting the idea of solar energy farms on the reservation.
“The solar system industry is really booming and we would like to be a part of it so the Navajo People can benefit,” said Council Delegate Charles Damon.
According to Solar Industry Association, The U.S. now has over 8,500 MW of cumulative installed solar electric capacity, enough to power more than 1.3 million average American homes.