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Navajo Nation: Does solar power offer a brighter future for off-the-grid residents?

Bypassed in the ‘30s and ’40s, one third of homes in Navajo Nation still have no access to grid electricity. Yet ironically, it’s a huge electricity exporter, with one of the biggest coal-fired plants churning out power sold to millions. And now a plan to shut down the plant could sorely cost the reservation. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports that some are seeing a new opportunity.

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