Tribal Member Opportunities
This page is for tribal members who are interested in participating in current projects with Trees, Water & People. Be sure to check back frequently, as they vary throughout the year. Opportunities include registration for renewable energy trainings at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center, as well as scholarship and solar heater applications.
Sustainable Ag and Solar Water Pump Training
Application Due June 3, 2013
Trees, Water & People, Lakota Solar Enterprises, and Solar Energy International are working together to bring you a training on sustainable agriculture. Key components of the training will be instruction in installing a solar powered water pump and drip irrigation system to water your garden. Hands-on instruction takes place at the Solar Warrior Farm on the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The training costs $850 per student, which includes instruction, food, and lodging for the duration of the course. For more information, download our registration form.
We are also very happy to be able to offer three scholarships for this training, with preference given to veterans scholarship application. If you are a interested in receiving a scholarship, please download our scholarship application.
Solar Air Heater Training
Application Due May 3, 2013
Join us for a 7-day Solar Air Heater Training and learn how to install solar air heaters! Classroom instruction takes place at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and students will have the opportunity to conduct a hands-on installation on the Pine Ridge Reservation. For more information and to download our registration form.
We are also very happy to be able to offer two scholarships for this training to Native Veterans. If you are a Native Veteran interested in attending, please download our scholarship application.
Start-Up Business Application
Application Due October 13, 2013
Recognizing the need to help create opportunities for our renewable energy and energy efficiency students, TWP is offering assistance to one selected applicant in starting his or her own business in a related field. Learn more and apply here >>.
Application for a Solar Air Heater
At this time, only residents of communities near the following reservations in South Dakota, Montana, and New Mexico are eligible to apply: Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Cheyenne River, Yankton, Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne, and Gallup.
If you require assistance completing this application, please call Trees, Water & People's Tribal Renewable Energy Program at (800)606-4TWP and we will be happy to help you!
Application for Heater Repair Assistance
This application is available for owners of Lakota Solar Enterprises solar air heaters only. Download and complete this form, to apply for free repair / technical assistance, paid for by donors of Trees, Water & People - Lakota Solar Enterprise's nonprofit partner.
If you require assistance completing this application, please call Trees, Water & People's Tribal Renewable Energy Program at (800)606-4TWP and our staff will complete the application with you over the phone.