Navajo Nation Approves Solar Projects For Local Communities
The Navajo Nation has approved a couple of solar projects that will provide electricity to tribal communities.
For decades, a number of Navajos have lived in the shadow of power plants.
But many of their homes lacked electricity.
Some families burned leftover coal from a mine that fed the Navajo Generating Station. Both the mine and the power plant have closed.
The tribe recently announced plans for a 200 megawatt project near Cameron, and a 70 megawatt project in Red Mesa.
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is expected to bring electricity to hundreds of Navajo homes.