Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Size: 85 sq. mi.
Median Household Income: $31,892
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has not installed any major renewable energy projects at this time, but momentum seems to be growing.
Au-Awthum Tash LLC, a renewable energy developer based in Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, signed a letter of intent to install Crystal Research Corporation’s energy technologies within the Community. Also, with funding through the Renewable Energy Investment Fund managed by the Grand Canyon Trust, a 75kW solar PV parking structure has been designed and is in the bid phase of construction. The project will offset electricity costs for a 5 building apartment complex that houses community elders.
Through the EarthWise energy program, the Salt River Prima-Maricopa Indian Community had partnered with the Salt River Project to provide methane from a closed landfill to power a 4 MW biogas generation facility. This project has been running for 7-8 years now.
This information was gathered using web searches and conversations with tribal representatives. The census data was found online and represents 2010 figures.
Scott Thigpen, Assistant Director of Engineering and Construction Services
Demographic Analysis of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community