Tribal college students harness solar energy for housing

OGLALA, SD—Students at Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota are learning about solar energy.

It started with a spark—an interest in green energy. This glimmer of curiosity led Lyle Wilson, an instructor at Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota and U.S. Army veteran, to start researching renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind and geothermal. Now sparked by Lyle’s interest, members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation are finding new possibilities in their clean energy capabilities.

As part of his work at Oglala Lakota College, Lyle works with students in the appli...