Project Navajo Nation

Join us in bringing power to the people of the Navajo Nation and honoring the sun.

The Black Mesa of the Navajo Nation has been home to native peoples for at least 7,000 years. The mesa has been strip-mined for coal by the Peabody Western Coal Company (PWCC) since the 1960s and has been the site of major controversy due to PWCC’s significant use of water from the Navajo Aquifer — the main source of potable drinking water for the Navajo and Hopi tribes. The Black Mesa has a thriving energy source for scalable solar installations to create savings and to promote solar power as an education and cultural preservation tool.

EBL is working with Navajo organizations, in addition with Navajo leaders, to scope projects at chapter houses (community centers) on the Nation. We’re starting with one chapter and are working to develop plans for the 110 chapter houses spread across the nation. The chapter houses host community meetings and provide services to elders and children. We are working on a system that will provide savings and back-up reliability. We’re also working with the community to highlight the story of the sun in art and culture, with an eye toward future generations.