Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Spanagel, David I.

Project Center

Sante Fe, New Mexico


The Santo Domingo Pueblo faces growing needs for both housing and economic development. The Santo Domingo Housing Authority asked our group to identify, assess, and make recommendations regarding the potential for solar energy to be implemented in their new housing development, the Domingo Housing Project. Our team researched, analyzed, and presented aesthetic, technical, and financial comparisons of several different photovoltaic systems. The project resulted in a comprehensive report, a list of potential financial sources that could be used to fund different solar energy projects, and an informational video that explores how renewable energy sources might support the goal of energy sovereignty in Native communities.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts