ABC filmed the process for its "Extreme Makeover" show. It proved to be one of the most popular episodes ever, focusing on 16-year-old Garrett Yazzie, who had placed seventh in a national science competition with his design for a solar space and water heater. The show was just rerun Sunday.
It was the show's first-ever "green build," designed to be energy efficient and solar-powered.
In fact, the large solar collectors, combined with a wind turbine, were predicted to produce more power than the Yazzies would need, with the excess power routed back into the NTUA grid.
NTUA's Chinle District manager Daniel Wauneka had said NTUA would credit the Yazzies for the power their system put back into the grid.
But Georgia Yazzie said that hasn't happened.