Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Size: 85 sq. mi.
Median Household Income: $31,892
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has not installed any major renewable energy projects at this time, but momentum seems to be growing.
Au-Awthum Tash LLC, a renewable energy developer based in Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, signed a letter of intent to install Crystal Research Corporation’s energy technologies within the Community. Also, with funding through the Renewable Energy Investment Fund managed by the Grand Canyon Trust, a 75kW solar PV parking structure has been designed and is in the bid phase of construction. The project will offset electricity costs for a 5 building apartment complex that houses community elders.
Through the EarthWise energy program, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community had partnered with the Salt River Project to provide methane from a closed landfill to power a 4 MW biogas generation facility. This project has been running for 7-8 years now.
This information was gathered using web searches and conversations with tribal representatives. The census data was found online and represents 2010 figures.
- Scott Thigpen, Assistant Director of Engineering and Construction Services
- Demographic Analysis of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community