KILI Radio in Pine Ridge is now almost completely powered by renewable energy sources, reports KOTA Territory News. After a new installation of solar panels last week, KILI is the only Native-owned radio station in the nation to run on so much renewable energy.
Henry Red Cloud from Lakota Solar Enterprises has been a leader on nearly three year project. During that time, Red Cloud sought monetary grants and donations, as well as material donations from manufacturers. Now, there will be some months that the station draws no power from the electrical grid.
This new set of panels joins a wind turbine and second set of solar panels already installed at the radio station.
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