In the tiny Native village of Oscarville, Alaska, state and federal agencies are joining forces to tackle tough challenges that are endemic to rural Alaska: high energy costs, unemployment, the changing climate, deteriorating and inefficient housing, and lack of infrastructure, to name just a few.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory engineer Sherry Stout wrote about her experience in Alaska for the Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development workshops hosted by the Office of Indian Energy.
The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted three back-to-back Alaska Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops in Bethel, Dillingham, and Juneau, Alaska, from March 23–April 1, 2015. Below are agendas and presentations from the workshops.
The Alaska Solar Energy Workshop is a forum to exchange ideas and information about best practices, performance of systems in the arctic, project development and financing, and lessons learned about solar energy.