It’s fantastic to see solar power becoming more accessible as new solar farms are being switched on in the most unexpected locations.
Alaska’s winter months get less than 6 hours of daylight, yet their 10-acre farm switched on by Renewable IPP in January is expected to power about 120 average homes all year. It’s not the only one, Fairbanks’ Golden Valley Electric Association is a three-acre solar farm around 200 miles from the Arctic Circle and produces enough solar energy for 70 homes.
As Arctic regions experience global warming more than other areas, solar power really reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. As more people have switched to solar in these regions, it has become cheaper than coal, oil or gas.
Seeing solar become viable even in this region shows how powerful of a renewable energy alternative it really is and how it can work through most unfavourable conditions to provide electricity to homes.