Size: 2,533 sq. mi.
Median household income: $34,016
The Hopi Tribe is exploring a number of options for utility-scale solar PV development. Several proposed projects have been presented at the Hopi Tribal Council, as recently as spring 2015. The Council has not voted to partner with any developer to date.
Over the past several years, the Tribe performed wind resource assessments on Hopi Partitioned Lands (HPL) north of Hotevilla and on the Clear Creek ranch lands the Tribe purchased near the city of Winslow. The tribe has recently performed additional wind resource assessment analysis and may explore assessment in different areas of the ranches it owns.
The tribe does have a number of small wind and solar installations that supply energy to a school building, residential homes, and water wells in various locations of the reservation. In addition, the tribe is considering a micro-grid solar and energy storage installation at the ranches it owns, and at the new Tawa’Ovi community it is planning to the north of the Hopi Cultural Center. The micro-grid system is also being considered as an alternative power source to assist with power outage issues randomly experienced due to an un-looped small and outdated electric utility system on Hopi.
This information was gathered from conversations with tribal representatives and web searches. The census data was found online and represents 2010 figures.