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Title: Feasibility Study for Paragon - Bisti Solar Ranch

The Navajo Hopi Land Commission Office (NHLCO) and Navajo Nation (NN) plan to develop renewable energy (RE) projects on the Paragon-Bisti Ranch (PBR) lands, set aside under the Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act (NHLSA) for the benefit of Relocatees. This feasibility study (FS), which was funded under a grant from DOE’s Tribal Energy Program (TEP), was prepared in order to explore the development of the 22,000-acre PBR in northwestern New Mexico for solar energy facilities. Topics covered include: • Site Selection • Analysis of RE, and a Preliminary Design • Transmission, Interconnection Concerns and Export Markets • Financial and Economic Analysis • Environmental Study • Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors • Next Steps.
  1. Navajo Hopi Land Commission Office (NHLCO), Window Rock, AZ (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
The Navajo Nation Tribal Government
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE EE Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (EE-2K)
Contributing Orgs:
Tetra Tech, Inc., Fiarfax, VA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY Navajo Hopi Land Commission; Tribe; Solar Energy; Paragon-Bisti Ranch