In this picture from 1980, PEP is demonstrating our solar product and our PEP mobile showroom. Phoenix Energy Product’s “trailer” shown in the picture Gene Katz is holding was called, the “Solar Energy Showroom”. Our energy showroom was driven to steamboat, so the tribal council members could see a live demonstration how solar worked. Mike Foster and Gene Katz are demonstrating lighting, little tv’s, small fridges, and water pumping powered by solar.
From Left: Mike Foster, Ernest Begay (from Steamboat, Steamboat Chapter Vice President) is holding PEP’s solar panel, Peter MacDonald (first elected Tribal Chairman), Tribal Government District Leader in the hat. The bottom right is Eugene Katz (Sean Whitmer-Monaghan’s Grandfather and Bonnie Katz’s Father). The signature is from Peter MacDonald the Tribal Chairman, “Good Wishes”.
Gene Katz is showing Chairman Peter MacDonald a mobile solar lamp and demonstrating how it works. Eugene Katz (Sean Whitmer-Monaghan’s Grandfather and Bonnie Katz’s Father). The signature is from Peter MacDonald the Tribal Chairman, “Best Wishes”.
Senator Barry Goldwater (center) on the Phoenix Energy Products job site reviewing our advancement in energy-saving products, “PEP Panels”.