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From left: Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez, NTUA General Manager Walter Haase, NYUA Board Chairman Sidney Bobdietz, Chairman Alton Joe Shepherd, Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates and other officials attend a groundbreaking for a Kayenta solar power facility. Submitted photo

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Navajo Nation breaks ground on solar power farm in Kayenta

KAYENTA, Ariz. - With six spadesful of dirt, the Navajo Nation stepped into the era of renewable energy April 23 five miles north of Kayenta at the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTAU) Solar Facility groundbreaking.