• INE Pubinar: Renewable Power, Energy Costs, and Subsistence in Rural Alaska
    • Erin Whitney (ACEP/UAF) & Jen Schmidt (ISER/UAA)
    • October 20, 2017
  • Image above: Interactions between food, energy and water in Alaska.

Abstract

Whitney and Schmidt will present a recently funded grant from the National Science Foundation that explore the connections between food, energy, and water in remote Alaska microgrids. Whitney will provide an overview of renewable energy utilization and research with a specific emphasis on solar photovoltaic power, which is gaining traction in the state due to decreased module costs, low maintenance requirements, enhanced performance in cold temperatures, and albedo effects from snow.  Schmidt will provide an overview of heating costs and subsistence activities in rural and urban Alaska and discuss potential trade-offs between energy costs and subsistence activities, along with hypothetical ways renewable energy could influence the connections with food and water.


Please note that this week's seminar takes places at the Pub on campus, not in Duckering 531!

Join this seminar via your computer, smart phone and/or phone (audio and visual)
Or telephone (audio):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 456-666-577

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  • Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC)
  • 437 Duckering
  • 1760 Tanana Loop
  • PO Box 75 5860
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5860, USA