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Walter Haase, general manager of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, said the tribally owned Kayenta Solar Project has not only brought low-cost power to Navajo homes but has generated revenue for the tribal government. (Photo/Pat Poblete, Cronkite News)

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Tribally owned solar power plant beats the skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation

Deenise Becenti remembers watching this summer as a woman in the Navajo Nation who had been waiting more than 20 years to get electricity in her home flipped the switch to turn on the lights for the first time.