The Yerington Paiute Tribe installed four new solar arrays to help power tribal facilities. A ceremony on June 21 also featured the dedication of a commemorative sundial by artist Louise Mackie. According to Black Rock Solar, which designed and build the arrays for the tribe, the “sundial has been placed in the center of a 43.5 kW solar photovoltaic array that was designed in the shape of the geometric sun.” Three of the arrays were created in a pictograph style, symbolizing the sun, the gavel—the tribe’s official symbol—and the basket weave. The tribe received rebates for all four arrays through NV Energy’s rebate program, and is expected to save an estimated $21,500 each year. The money will go toward “education, health and elder services in the community,” according to a statement released by Black Rock Solar.

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