Coming Soon – Solar Tour 2015
Tour the latest and greatest solar installations in Alaska!
Want to learn more about solar power and see some examples of solar power installations across Alaska? Join us for one of the following tours:
- April 25 – FAIRBANKS – contact Robert Shields for more info: 907-799-7045
- April 25 – MAT-SU – contact David Johnson for more info: 907-232-4765
- May 16 – ANCHORAGE – contact Andy Baker for more info: 907-350-2084
- May (TBD) – KENAI – contact Gary Dawkins for more info: 907-262-3993
For more information, visit www.alaskasolartour.org.
Voice Your Opinion!
Funding for Alaska’s clean energy programs may be at risk
(A big thank you to everyone who has already called or emailed!)
The Senate Finance Committee is reviewing the state capital budget this week and clean energy programs could easily be cut, pushing back years of progress. Show your support for continuing to build a clean energy future for Alaska by emailing or calling the Senate Finance Committee members today.
The following clean energy programs and projects are important for Alaska to continue making progress towards better energy efficiency and more renewable energy: the Home Energy Rebate and Weatherization Program, the Renewable Energy Fund, the Emerging Energy Technology Fund, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, and UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power.
Call or email Alaska’s Finance Committee members today! It only takes a minute. Click here for a list of Senate Finance Committee members and their contact information.
Clean Energy Takes Flight
Renewable Energy Covered in April issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine
If you’re flying Alaska Air in April be sure to check out the in-flight magazine featuring a story about clean energy in Alaska and elsewhere in the Northwest. You can also click here to read it right now!
The article features renewable energy projects on Kodiak and Atka Islands.
Did you know that the Kodiak Electric Association has achieved over 99 percent renewable energy electric generation in the town of Kodiak, and that a hydroelectric installation on Atka supplies all the electric power plus some heat for all of its 60 residents? Read all about these projects, and more, in this great article.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to REAP through the 2015 Pick.Click.Give. program!
110 individuals donated $6,100 to REAP as of the March 31 was the deadline for filing your PFD online.
Did you know that you can still Pick. Click. Give. a portion of your dividend until August?
Learn more about the Pick.Click.Give. program and how your donations help REAP accomplish its mission!
Wind Power Conference Connects International Experts on Remote and Islanded Grid Systems
Experts from across the globe, including Russia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Alaska and across the United States convened March 4-6, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska for a 2.5 day conference focused on the development and maximization of remote and islanded grid wind power systems.
The conference was an opportunity for technical experts from national labs and universities from around the country to meet with wind farm operators from Alaska and others to discuss ways to optimize and improve these remote systems. Sessions covered technical topics such as energy storage and control systems for integrating wind power into electircal grids; the human capacity needs for operating and maintaining systems in remote areas; and the diesel side of the equation in maximizing performance.
The conference was hosted by the Islanded Grid Resource Center (IGRC), which was created by the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) in Alaska and the Island Institute in Maine to act as a knowledge center to connect those using and working on remote grids throughout the United States and beyond. The IGRC is funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s WINDExchange Program.
Energy Efficiency Video Contest Winners Announced!
REAP partnered with Chugach Electric Association to host the 2014 Energy Efficiency Video Contest. Two Anchorage middle schools participated, submitting almost 30 entries. Students were challenged to create 30 second PSAs encouraging the public to practice energy efficiency. The winning video was refilmed pro bono by Gonzalez Marketing and will air on KTUU and KTVA for the next several weeks! Click the links below to watch the winning entries:
First Place Video: Jack Anders from Mears Middle School
Second Place Video: Julianna Roehl, Sawyer Courrier, Kristine Felipe, Hailey Huberty, and Brenna Brady from Romig Middle School
Third Place Video: Mallory Thoma, Himali Glor, Hailey Hand, and Erica Ward from Mears Middle School
Special thanks to Tina Arend and Frances Lucas, teachers extraordinaire, who worked hard to support their students through the process of creating and filming the videos!
Thank You for Supporting REAP’s 10th Anniversary!
We are so thankful to those who made it out to support 10 years of clean energy in Alaska at our Anniversary party and fundraiser! Your generous donations will help create a prosperous and sustainable clean energy future for future generations. We hope you enjoyed the evening and got to enjoy the great company, food, beverages and entertainment!
If you were not able to make it to the party, don’t fret! You can still donate HERE.
Did you know you can help REAP earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card?
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million a year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
- Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to REAP HERE
- You can search for us by name or by our non-profit number 87406
- Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping REAP earn a donation!
- You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
Click HERE for more information about this and other great ways you can support REAP!
Who we are
Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of energy stakeholders working to facilitate the development of renewable energy in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.