Children of the Sun Energy Infrastructure Initiative
Award Number: DE-EE0000093
CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.16
Office of Indian Energy
Location(s):  WA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide federal funding to the Spokane Indian Housing Authority (SIHA) to expand their solar power infrastructure on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA.

Activities associated with the proposed project would include procurement, installation, interconnection, and operations and maintenance (O & M) of approximately 637 kW of roof-mounted solar arrays serving 14 SIHA and Tribal buildings as listed below:

• The Longhouse

• Senior Center

• SIHA Administration

• SIHA Force Acct

• SIHA Maintenance Shop

• 6 Senior Duplex Units

• Alfred McCoy Admin

• Alex Sherwood Memorial

• Spokane Public Safety

The solar systems on the buildings listed above would range in size from approximately 16 kW up to approximately 245 kW. All equipment would be installed on existing structures and no ground disturbance nor any change in the use, mission or operation of those facilities is anticipated as a result of this effort. The only permit required for this work is an electrical permit required to perform final interconnections per state standards.