Sustainable electric power options with attention to native american communities

Christina Billy, Gerald Heydt, Paul Langness, Art Laughter, Brian Mann, Mark Rice, Leonard Winslow

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper contains a discussion of electric power requirements in Native American communities in general, focusing on the Navajo Nation in Arizona in particular. The discussion includes the feasibility of achieving sustainability of the electric energy supply. The work described includes results and comments developed by a group of secondary school educators in Arizona. Details of photovoltaic residential electric supplies are described. Native American cultural perceptions and issues are included in a format which may be unusual for an engineering paper, but hopefully give insights to factors that influence power engineering decisions on American Indian reservations. A conceptual view and suggested model and parameter identification approach to the fuel depletion curves are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS
Pages177-182
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS - Las Cruces, NM, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2007Oct 2 2007

Publication series

Name2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS

Other

Other2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS
CountryUnited States
CityLas Cruces, NM
Period9/30/0710/2/07

Keywords

  • Native American communities
  • Navajo nation
  • Photovoltaic
  • Renewable resources
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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