Sacred Power Corporation obtained BIA funding to design, manufacture and install Tel Sol Shelters and SP PV/Hybrids in support of Law Enforcement communications systems upgrades. The energy efficient shelters will house new digital radios, repeaters and other communications systems that are situated from outside police stations ranging to high mountain tops. Part of Project 25, the communication system upgrade will replace old analog with digital, providing greater range and clarity. The systems will be completely cooled and heated passively (no power required) and powered by renewable energy.
In Mescalero, NM an existing telecommunication site was plagued with a multitude of problems, primarily with solar equipment that was improperly installed and maintained. As a result critical loads such as repeaters for law enforcement personnel were frequently down resulting in a public safety hazard. The SP1200 Solar System for reliable electricity along with an SP TEL-Sol (a passively heated and cooled telecommunications shelter) to house sensitive tele-communication equipment is being installed to solve the tribe's communication problem.
Other sites served include:
- Standing Rock Sioux Nation
- Fort Yates, ND
- Selfridge Repeater