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Navajo solar plant breaks new ground

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A Navajo community south of Monument Valley will be home to the tribe’s first utility-scale solar plant capable of powering 7,700 homes on average.

Arizona Daily Sun

In May of this year, in the shadows of sandstone towers near Monument Valley, an array of 120,000 photovoltaic solar panels fired up for the first time.

In doing so, the Kayenta Solar Facility became the first utility-scale solar project to go operational on the Navajo Nation, producing enough electricity to power about 13,000 Navajo homes.

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, which owns the solar plant, touted the project as a major clean energy advancement on a reservation long known for fossil fuel development.

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