Nebraska reservation moves toward solar energy
September 3, 2017
WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) — An indigenous tribe plans to install 1,000 solar panels at a reservation in northeast Nebraska.
The Winnebago Tribe will install panels across more than a dozen sites, generating more than 300 kilowatts of solar power. The installations are projected to reduce energy bills by about $40,000 a year, the Sioux City Journal reported .
The project came after the tribe's economic development arm, Ho-Chunk Inc., received two grants in June through the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. The grants totaled $394,500 and Ho-Chunk matched fun...