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Twenty Thunder Valley Employees learned how to install solar panels.
Twenty Thunder Valley Employees learned how to install solar panels.
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April 22, 2017

Thunder Valley Invests in Solar Energy

The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is installing solar panels, reports KOTA News. Gen Pro, a renewable energy company based in Piedmont, SD along with Solar Mosaic, Sun Power, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation are assisting Thunder Valley with the installation.

Thunder Valley is striving to meet the energy needs of the Pine Ridge Reservation in an affordable and environmentally-friendly manner. Thunder Valley Executive Director Nick Tilsen stated that the organization’s goal is to produce 100 percent of the community’s needs for energy that have less of an impact on the environment than current methods.

Nearly 20 staff members at Thunder Valley are learning how to install the solar panels. Thunder Valley plans to celebrate the installation of the solar panels on Earth Day, April 22nd.

To read more about Thunder Valley, visit their website. To learn more about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s community profile or online news archive

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