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Indigenous Owner of Solar Power Business Says Inflation Reduction Act Is ‘Game-Changer’
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Indigenous Owner of Solar Power Business Says Inflation Reduction Act Is ‘Game-Changer’

An Indigenous business owner explains how the Inflation Reduction Act will have a positive impact on his business while helping the planet.

Robert Blake, owner of Solar Bear, a solar project company, and executive director of Native Sun Community Power Development
Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Inflation Reduction Act expanded the solar installation tax credit and created a direct pay provision to help nonprofit, government, and Tribal entities install solar panels on their buildings. For small-business owner Robert Blake, these provisions are expanding access to solar and boosting his solar business in the process.

Robert Blake

Robert Blake pictured in May 2018. (Photo credit: Robert Blake)

Resiliency, adaptation, and sovereignty are all important when it comes to Native communities. Solar speaks to all of those goals. As a solar small-business owner and Indigenous person, I think the Inflation Reduction Act is a game-changer for my business, community, and the planet. Robert Blake

With more opportunities for individuals, nonprofits, and governments to install solar energy, small-business owners such as Robert are anticipating increased demand. Investments such as these have positive economic ripple effects throughout local communities.

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