Thank you to everyone who contributed to our "Help Provide Solat Heater Repairs" Project! With your support, the Tribal Renewable Energy Program has initiated its first official conduit for offering maintenance to recipients of our solar air heating systems. While you contributed directly to the repair of 10 heaters, you have done so much more by giving us the support we need to officially launch this important service.
Native American families from across the Great Plains can now alert us to any heater repair and maintenance needs. Upon receiving applications for assistance, we will contract with certified Solar Air Heater Technicians, trained at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center, to provide these repairs. Thank you for bringing heat to families and green jobs to people in some of the most economically depressed areas of our country.
Before we receive our first official applications for repairs, we are getting right to work on the Pine Ridge Reservation, where we already know of families who need a little technical assistance with their systems. It means so much to this program and the families we serve to be able to keep all of our donated solar heaters running properly, keeping families warm during these harsh winter months! The majority of these heaters last for 20 years without requiring repair, but (like most home appliances) some simply need $15-$45 worth of new parts to function like new. Your sharing and generosity have provided this renewed service for only a fraction of the cost of a new heating system.
Thank you for providing the gift of heat to Native American families in need! Was-te!