Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty

By Kevin Abourezk indianz, Sioux City Journal

It’s a battle for energy independence that can best be seen in the black solar panels that the tribe has installed on rooftops and in fields. Since 2008, the tribe has installed nearly 1,000 solar panels. They’ve put them on rooftops, until space became a problem, and recently built a solar farm in a field on the northern edge of the tribe’s reservation. Continue reading here.

Ho-Chunk Inc Photo: Solar array at Ho-Chunk Inc’s Corporate Offices in Winnebago