Forget casinos, say Indians -- the future is solar

01/14/2010 | Christian Science Monitor, The

A New Mexico Indian tribe is to install 14,850 solar panels on tribal land, marking the first time that a reservation has housed an industrial-scale solar plant. The Jemez Pueblo tribe expects the $22 million project, funded with government grants, to bring in $25 million over the next quarter century. "We don't have any revenue coming in except for a little convenience store," says a tribal representative. "It's very critical that we ... come up with something that will last generations."

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