Alaska Center for Energy and Power

Seeking solutions to villages’ high energy costs …


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The University of Alaska Fairbanks will open the doors of its new engineering building Saturday to give the public a peek inside the gleaming glass and steel structure. Visitors can check out the engineering-on-display lab on the first floor, where construction work has been completed. But the rest of the six-story structure is still a work in progress. And workers are hustling to complete the project by the end of the year.


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Engineers at UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power have invented a device that should help promote greater use of renewable-energy sources such as wind and hydropower to generate electricity in small, remote communities. Center officials say development of the ST100 is an important milestone in their effort to boost the use of renewables to help communities save money by burning less diesel fuel to generate power.


Adapting sustainable-energy technology for the remote communities …  


Harnessing rivers to generate electricity …

A top-level Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks …


A new State Department program enables scholars from circumpolar nations to share research and solutions for regional problems.

An Alaskan entrepreneur is building a sustainable energy-powered greenhouse in Alaska to grow produce year-round.


Alaska Center for Energy and Power

The Ninth Rural Energy Conference gets under way Tuesday here in Fairbanks. The three-day gathering of experts and advocates will examine how Alaska’s rural residents get electricity, and how they might get it in the future more efficiently – and less expensively.