Winds gusting to nearly 90 miles an hour blew down trees and knocked out power Sunday night and Monday for more than 4,000 Golden Valley Electric Association customers in communities north of the Alaska Range.
A volunteer neighborhood campaign has picked up more than 250 households in the Fairbanks area interested in a bulk-buy for solar installation. “Solarize Fairbanks” is helping homeowners and businesses take advantage of discounts and tax credits. The project deadline is extended until August 15 to have solar installed in 2020. The industry seems to be pandemic-proof, and the campaign has surprised even the people coordinating it.