Alaska village wind project to save 60,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year
The following article is one in a series of case studies to be included in AWEA's upcoming Small Wind Turbine Market Report Year End 2011, which will be published soon. A fact sheet on the report is available here.
Despite the severe climate, the warming tundra, rising energy prices, and moving into the cash economy, life in rural Alaska continues. Traditional ways of life in rural Alaska remain strong as the indigenous people continue whaling, commercial and subsistence fishing, hunting and trapping as their ancestors have done before them.
As part of the villages' economies, autonomous wind-diesel systems are helping to ...