|Client: Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA)|
|Location: Navajo Nation across Arizona, Utah & New Mexico|
|Industry: Rural Electrification|
|Service: Solar & Hybrid System Design, Engineering, Procurement & Construction|
|System: Stand-Alone, Solar with Battery & Generator backup and remote monitoring|
SOLAR & HYBRID SYSTEM DESIGN, ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT & CONSTRUCTION
ISC was selected by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) to rapidly deploy a total of 150 off-grid hybrid solar plus storage installations for families on the Navajo Nation. Funded through the CARES Act, this massive off-grid solar project was completed in a matter of three months, bringing electricity and basic power needs to homes that previously had no power. ISC mobilized seven crews working every day during the height of the COVID pandemic, hiring local workers to keep the CARES Act money within the community while expanding the community’s ability to learn and work within the solar industry. The ISC team set up their very own warehouse in Gallup, NM to handle the volume of materials and equipment necessary for such a large project.
In addition to providing electricity to this remote community, NTUA worked with approved contractors to outfit selected homes with wiring, LED lighting, refrigerators, water pumps and bathroom upgrades. Many resident applications were screened by NTUA and the Navajo nation to prioritize the most in-need residents with the elderly and veterans taking high priority. Most of these upgrades are providing families with a reliable source of electricity for the very first time. In addition to solar and storage, ISC installed advanced remote monitoring on the off-grid solar systems to ensure uptime and stability.