Monday, November 23, 2009


I wanted to post some information to help our tribal members either reduce their generator costs or their electricity costs by looking into solar. For many of our tribal members living up on the mountain, electricity isn't always an option the conventional way. By looking into some of these solar incentives we may be able to get some of the tribal homes off of their generators and cutting the gas costs. The website below has some information that may be worth looking into.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
BackTribal Energy Program Grant
Last DSIRE Review: 08/19/2009 Incentive Type: Federal Grant Program
State: Federal
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators/Freezers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, other energy efficiency improvements may be eligible
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Tribal Government
Amount: Varies by solicitation
Max. Limit: Varies by solicitation
Web Site:


The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Tribal Energy Program promotes tribal energy sufficiency, economic growth and employment on tribal lands through the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The program provides financial assistance, technical assistance, education and training to tribes for the evaluation and development of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency measures.

DOE's Tribal Energy Program consists of program management through DOE headquarters, program implementation and project management through DOE's field offices, and technical support through DOE laboratories. Program management for the Tribal Energy Program is carried out by DOE's Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, which provides programmatic direction and funding to DOE field offices for program implementation. DOE's field offices, specifically the Golden Field Office, issue solicitations and manage resulting projects.

Program funding is awarded through a competitive process. Click here to view current program funding opportunities.


Contact: Lizana Pierce
U.S. Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
1617 Cole Boulevard, MS 1501
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 275-4727
Fax: (303) 275-4753
Web Site:

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