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Tribes make Solar Posted at 01/19/10 - 05:35 AM

New Mexico's Jemez Pueblo tribe is working a deal to use their land for solar energy production. They will be the first Native American tribe to use solar energy as a way to make revenue.  The 3,000 members of the tribe are working to harness the energy from their 30-acre site. They plan on setting up over 14,000 solar panels. A plan is now in the works to sell electricity to outsiders from their four-megawatt plant. The completed plant would be able to power about 600 homes.

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Reducing Power Usage Posted at 11/10/09 - 08:01 AM

There are many ways you can reduce electricity use in your home and help reduce your energy bills. If you're interested in using a small renewable energy system to make your own electricity, reducing your electricity loads will help make your system more cost effective.

Purchase energy-efficient products and operate them efficiently.  Look for the "Green" or Eco" ratings of the products. Turn off appliances rather than use standby power. Incorporate more daylighting into your home.

Incorporate passive solar design concepts into your home, use energy-efficient windows. Properly insulate and air seal your home. Select an energy-efficient heating system.

Use energy-efficient water heating and operate it efficiently. Turn down the thermostat.  Solar hot water can provide hot water even on cloudy days.



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