Shinnecock Indian Nation

Southhampton, New York

The goal of the Net-zero Energy for Homeless Transitional Housing project is to provide our homeless and transitional tribal members with energy efficient dwellings that are powered by renewable energy electric generated systems that also have back up energy storage capacity.

In an effort to mitigate our carbon footprint and to improve our energy resiliency we have chosen to use a 33kW solar array which is a clean renewable energy source with 6 back up battery storage to provide electric power for our buildings through a net metering connection to the PSEG grid. This Homeless Transitional Housing Development will be on the cutting edge of both energy efficient construction materials and renewable energy generation technologies. The Shinnecock Nation and our partners will train a workforce in the construction/installation, repair, maintenance and data collection of both the building’s energy efficiency performance, it’s solar energy generation and backup storage systems.