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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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Wind Power

Small Wind Electric Systems
Small wind electric systems are one of the most cost-effective home-based renewable energy systems and are also nonpolluting.  If your location is good for a small wind electric system, it can do the following:

  • Lower your electricity bills by 50%–90%
  • Help you avoid the high costs of having utility power lines extended to a remote location
  • Help uninterruptible power supplies ride through extended utility outages.

Small wind electric systems can also be used for a variety of other applications, including water pumping on farms and ranches.

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  • How a Small Wind Electric System Works
    Learn the basics of how a small wind system produces electricity.
  • Evaluating a Potential Small Wind Turbine Site
  • Determine whether a small wind energy system would be feasible, practical, and economical for you.
  • Small Wind Electric System Components
  • Learn more about system components—turbines, towers, and balance-of-system parts.
  • Installing and Maintaining a Small Electric Wind System
  • Find out what you need to consider before you install a system


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