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ERIC Number: EJ1170783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
An Array of Opportunities: Building a Sustainable Future at Leech Lake Tribal College
Buckland, Hannah
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v29 n3 Spr 2018
With support from Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) in Cass Lake, Minnesota, solar energy infrastructure--as well as specialized training and well-paying jobs--are coming to the Leech Lake Nation. Rather than power LLTC's facilities, a 40- kilowatt solar garden installed on the college's campus during the 2017 fall semester, along with four similar solar gardens on the Leech Lake reservation, will provide energy assistance to an estimated 100 low-income Leech Lake families. This collaborative project, bringing together LLTC with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, is the country's first-ever array of community solar gardens formally integrated with an energy assistance program. Beyond helping people afford to heat their homes through the northern Minnesota winter, LLTC is leveraging the new infrastructure to connect students and community members with solar energy training and careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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