New Everybody Solar installation powers reservation’s buffalo meat processing facility

In a second project partnering with nonprofit One Spirit, Everybody Solar, with the support of numerous agencies including Patagonia, Black Hills Solar, Murdock Electric and JinkoSolar installed an 11.16-kW solar array to the Charging Buffalo House (CBH). This site was targeted to reduce One Spirit’s electricity costs in order to increase the sites sustainability and to provide a live example of the value of renewable energy to the community.

Everybody Solar previously installed solar for the Pine Ridge Reservation’s youth centers last year. “The Buffalo House is one-of-a-kind on the reservation. It is a new facility aiming to increase the consumption of traditional meats to help address the growing rates of diabetes, obesity and other diet-related diseases,” said Jeri Baker, executive director of One Spirit.

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