Welcome to the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center!
Lakota Solar Enterprises founded and operates the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC), where Native Americans from around the country come to receive hands-on training in renewable energy applications from fellow Native American trainers.
RCREC’s educational facilities include:
Demonstration solar air furnaces
Solar electric arrays
Solar furnaces, water-pumping, lighting, and radiant floor heating
Mobile solar power stations
Straw bale residential buildings
Compressed earth block (CEB) office
Red Cloud buffalo herd
Windbreak and shade trees
In addition to educating about the benefits of renewable energy, RCREC’s workshops are creating green jobs for residents of Pine Ridge as well as visiting trainees from other native tribes. As tribal leaders learn how to incorporate sustainable technology into housing plans, employment training, and energy strategies, their environmental and economic impact will increase exponentially.