Learn How Picuris Pueblo Went Solar

by Reporter / Nov 29, 2018 / 0 comments

Learn How Picuris Pueblo Went Solar

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund hosts Going Solar: A presentation on how Picuris Pueblo became the first tribal nation in the US to become 100 -percent solar at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Engineering & Technology Building Lecture Hall #104 (aka SERPA Bldg.) at Northern New Mexico College,

Learn how Picuris Pueblo was able to transition to 100% solar energy, what the benefits are and how your community could go solar as well.

Picuris solar farm not only supplies power to tribal residents, but also provides solar energy to Peñasco and the surrounding areas, roughly 600 homes, or about one-third of all homes in the Peñasco Valley. It is expected to provide $3.5 million to the tribe over a 25-year period which can be used for social programs and schools.

Solar power is the fastest growing source of new energy worldwide and represents a major storehouse of economic opportunity both in power generation and jobs. Combined, the wind and solar industries are supporting 4,000 to 5,000 good paying jobs in the state and that number continues to grow.

Currently, New Mexico counts among the top 10 states in the nation advancing solar power.

Investment in clean energy like solar is reducing our carbon emissions and in contrast to fossil fuels consumes practically no water.

Getting there: The Engineering & Technology Bldg. (aka SERPA Bldg.) is on North Railroad Avenue in Espanola, NM (west side of street). Watch for the blue bus-stop shelter. The entrance to the main campus is immediately north of the bus-stop shelter, do not turn in there. The entrance to the SERPA Building is two entrances South of the blue bus-stop shelter.   

For more information, contact: Cris (505) 660-1053.

 

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