Energy Technology Basics

This section provides background information on the various energy technologies you can use to harness your tribe's energy resources.

Once you know what energy resources are available to your tribe, you can begin to think about how best to use those resources. A wide variety of technologies provides a great deal of choice in this matter, whether drawing on fossil fuels or renewable energy sources. But don't neglect energy efficiency technologies, which are usually the least-cost approach to meeting a tribe's energy needs. In fact, tribes should consider reducing their energy needs as much as possible through energy efficiency before trying to meet those needs with energy production.

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