Native American Wind Energy Projects and Training


| 7/6/2010 4:54:34 PM


Tags: wind, wind energy, wind turbines, wind power classes, electricity,

Wind Turbine GirlsIt’s interesting how one conversation leads to another.

A few weeks ago I talked to Henry Red Cloud from Lakota Solar Enterprises in Pine Ridge, S.D. This interview showed me the variety of different renewable energy projects happening on reservations in South Dakota.

Red Cloud himself has started his own business and training center, which I talk about more in Henry Red Cloud Returns to Native American Reservation, Starts Business and Renewable Energy Training Center.

Besides his projects in Pine Ridge, S.D., Red Cloud has worked with outside organizations and helped other reservations make use of renewable energy resources, especially wind. Trees, Water and People (TWP) and Intertribal Council on Utility Policy (COUP) have both worked with Red Cloud on energy projects.

Catching the Breeze in South Dakota 

While wind energy is now starting to pop up all over the country, Red Cloud is helping tribal communities build turbines of their own.

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7/25/2010 8:30:27 PM

For information on the northern cheynne reservation check out www.prayerlodge.com - this great place has used wind and solar for a number of years and works to showcase available technology.





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