The cost of installing solar power is at a record low. Solar now delivers clean, sustainable energy for less, and tribes across New Mexico are leading the way.
The Mescalero Tribal Fish Hatchery installed a solar system for their hatchery tank through funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Hatchery Maintenance program. Hatchery Maintenance funding is available for hatcheries owned by federally recognized tribes.
Tribes can apply for free on-request technical assistance for energy planning, energy efficiency and other types of projects through the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.
New Mexico’s own Sandia National Laboratories Indian Energy Program helps manage the office’s student internship program and also provides technical assistance to U.S. Tribes and Pueblos to implement renewable energy projects.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory also offers technical assistance to tribes through analytics and planning. Contact information is on their website.