Solar Moonshot Grant Recipient

White Earth Reservation

Scott County, Minnesota
"The White Earth reservation is in the far north, where winters are bitter cold, but the sun still shines brightly. We've found solar thermal panels are a way to bring the sun's warming power right into your home. Supporting solar thermal installations across White Earth is helping us warm homes for low-income families in one of the coldest climates in the US, and helping our Tribe transition to a post-petroleum, post-carbon economy. In addition, the panels are locally made, so you're supporting us in keeping our community employed during this time of great economic uncertainty. We're also training installers throughout the state to add solar thermal as a new tool in their weatherization toolbox, and creating more local work for installers throughout the Northland."
-Winona LaDuke, Founder of 8th Fire Solar and Honor the Earth
System Description:
Environmental Benefit Equivalencies (25 Years)
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Pounds of Coal Burned
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Homes' Electricity Use for 1 Year
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Acres of U.S. Forest CO2 Sequestration for 1 Year