The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Trap the Sun to Offset Energy Costs

Type
Literature
Publication
“The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Trap the Sun to Offset Energy Costs.” Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, 27 Aug. 2018, www.energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/confederated-tribes-umatilla-indian-reservation-trap-sun-offset-energy-costs.
Year Published
2018
Organization
Office of Indian Energy
Description

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), a union of three tribes: Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla, turned a strip of its land near the Blue Mountains in Oregon into nearly $12,000 in annual energy cost savings and an almost 23-ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions each year with its newly installed solar photovoltaic (PV) array and light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit—thanks in part to funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy.

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