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Going Green on Pine Ridge

Solar Brings New Opportunities to Pine Ridge Reservation

Amid the sprawling, picturesque grasslands and ponderosa pines of southwestern South Dakota, solar is helping to open up new opportunities for veterans and members of the Pine Ridge Reservation. In May, GRID’s Tribal Program staff worked with tribal members and Denver students to install a grid-tied solar system for a veteran homeowner.

The project was made possible through a partnership with Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing (OSLH) and Ecological Action, a high school club from Denver, CO that focuses on sustainability and renewable energy. The high school students held fundraisers to help offset the cost of the system and visited the GRID Colorado office to participate in special solar photovoltaic workshops from the tribal team leading up to the installation.

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