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Hoopa Valley Tribe goes for solar

The Hoopa Valley Tribe is taking further steps towards going green.

They have recently purchased a solar grid to install in their community center.

This system works to create power during the day with solar while simultaneously charging batteries which kick in when the solar power diminishes late in the day.

Altogether, the company involved in the project, JLM energy, estimates the savings in electricity to amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tribal Chairman Ryan Jackson says, “We are doing the right thing for the environment and for future generations.”