Federal Grants To Fund Indian Electricity Projects

Albuquerque, New Mexico – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRWG) An Albuquerque company has been awarded federal grants worth more than $2.8 million to help bring electricity to Native American communities.

Sacred Power Corp. will use $2 million to provide renewable power for about 300 rural homes on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and Utah.

It will use another $500,000 to provide replacement batteries for solar photovoltaic hybrid wind turbines and propane generators on Navajo lands in New Mexico and Arizona.

Another $395,000 will go toward installing wind turbines on reservation lands in South Dakota.

The grants come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sacred Power is a Native American owned and operated business based in Albuquerque. It specializes in the production and integration of renewable energy technologies.

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