Navajo Nation solicits additional solar development

The largest Native American owned utility plans to expand its 27 MW of solar holdings in Kayenta, Arizona, and is currently soliciting bids for the project.

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) is asking for utility-scale solar developers to submit bids by February 28 to add more solar to its solar farm, though details of the scale of the work wasn’t released publicly.

Details can be received by contacting the contract administrator for the Nation. Preference will be applied in accordance with the Navajo Business and Procurement Act; the Navajo Nation Procurement Act; the Navajo Nation Business Opportunity Act and other applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Proposers must submit evidence of their Preference Priority Certification if applicable.

Occupying 27,000 square miles, the Navajo Nation spreads across northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. It represents the largest area of land held by a Native American tribe.