It took two years for Camp Denali to install its new 90-kilowatt array at the end of the Park Road, near Wonder Lake.
The eastern Interior town of Tok has Alaska’s first and only electric-powered school bus.
The city of Kotzebue has used wind power for decades to supplement its diesel fuel use. Now it’s about to break ground on a new solar energy project.
While installing solar panels has allowed some people and organizations in Kake to cut their energy bills, the impact on the local grid is more complicated.
Alaska’s first commercial-scale solar farm is about to come online. Its builders say they want to move the world toward cleaner energy sources. But they’re not ready to renounce oil and gas just yet.
Since 2012, the U.S. has produced more oil and gas than any other country even as solar and wind power have also experienced huge growth.
The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.