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Blackfeet Community College working on solar energy project

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 17:18:08-05

GREAT FALLS — Good news for Blackfeet Community College - a solar energy project the college is working on will now cost the college less.

Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary Mark Menezes visited the tribe Thursday to announce a big reduction in the college’s share of the cost.

A news release from the tribe says the money will be used for solar energy but was not more specific.

The U.S. Department of Energy initially said the college’s share of the cost would be 50 percent. The college then asked for a 25 percent decrease, and the agency then reduced the college's required cost to just 10%.