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New Seneca Nation solar array can power 230 homes

The Seneca Nation's new $3.4 million solar energy array has 5,746 solar panels at its Allegany Territory in Steamburg.

The solar array will power Seneca Nation facilities on the Allegany Territory and help cut monthly electrical costs for residents there.

In combination with the Nation's new wind turbine in Irving, the Seneca Nation has converted about half of all its power for its government buildings to renewable energy sources in 2017.

“We believe that investing in renewable energy is an investment in the overall health of the Seneca people,” said Seneca Nation President Todd Gates.

Gates said green energy gets the Seneca Nation closer to "self-reliance and energy independence.”

The solar array was built on 7.5 acres of Seneca Nation land. The solar panels are assembled into 19 separate rows.



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