Smith, Noel L. (January 4, 2013) Navajo Group Proposes Solar Project on Black Mesa. The Navajo Times. Retrieved January 4, 2013 from

PINON, Ariz. – A community group here would like to tap into the potential to generate solar power on Black Mesa.

The proposal from Black Mesa Water Coalition was brought to the Navajo Nation Council’s Resources and Development Committee on Dec. 4 in a meeting at the Piñon Chapter House.

The coalition is seeking permission to construct a 1-5 megawatt solar demonstration project on at least 40 acres of reclaimed land at Black Mesa Mine, which closed in December 2005.

The mine started producing coal in 1970 with a contract to serve Mohave Generating Station near Laughlin, Nev. but when Mohave closed, so did Black Mesa.

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