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Nez Perce Solar Power

Andreas Gucklhorn

The Nez Perce tribe is working on a long-term project to make their community sustainable and energy independent. Chantel Green, the natural resource planner for the tribe, explains they have successfully installed a solar-powered microgrid to power selected buildings and banks of Tesla megapack for energy storage. The sustainability plan also includes workforce training and career development in solar energy. It is all part of the Nez Perce’s plan to reach net zero emissions and set an example as a community promoting sustainability.

Katie Kelshaw is a graduate of Boise State University with a Masters of Arts in Political Science where she has since taught as an adjunct professor. She is born and raised in Pocatello, where her family are farmers and business owners. Katie is an active member in an advocacy organization called Action Corps Idaho, where she helps run campaigns around Climate Justice and a Global COVID Response.