U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Tribal Energy Program

Photovoltaic Solar Power Systems

Photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems draw on solar cells that convert sunlight directly into electricity. To learn about these systems, see:

Once you're ready to investigate using PV systems on your tribal lands, it's time to think about how best PV can meet your tribe's energy needs. Some important considerations include:

Useful, detailed information on sizing, designing, and installing a PV system is also available under Small Solar Electric Systems in the Make Your Own Clean Electricity section of DOE's "Consumer's Guide to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency."