The grant-funded videos will be developed for speakers of the Navajo, Lakota and Hopi Nations. They will cover solar energy systems and fundamentals, applications of solar electric (PV) systems, energy efficiency and conservation, and jobs and opportunities in the PV industry. Content will be created and delivered in easy-to-understand graphics which will ensure that they are relevant to a wide range of learners with varying levels of education and literacy. This model will also allow for future regional expansion of the videos into other languages.
The videos will be shared widespread throughout the Native communities. They will be made available to anyone online, dispersed to tribal council members, housing authorities, and tribal leaders. Remote Energy will also be working with tribal secondary and high school science and/or language classes to integrate the videos into the school’s existing curriculum.
Key to the Tacoma, WA based nonprofit’s work is its close collaboration with indigenous partners including Native Renewables in Arizona and Red Cloud Renewables in South Dakota. These organizations will provide Native language speakers and ensure the curriculum is not only appropriate but grounded in the culture and values of Native communities.
For more information: remotenergy.org