Chamber Members View Solar Panels At Lake Louise Lodge
|New Solar Power System at Lake Louise Lodge.|
Small-scale electrical power units are a sign of the future in Alaska (and probably everywhere else.)
Chamber members went to Lake Louise for the Chamber dinner on April 23rd, and viewed the lodge's new electrical system -- powered by the sun.
The future is on its way. Just as computers were once massive, cumbersome and relatively inefficient -- and are now small, personalized and super fast, to the point of being installed on watches and phones -- the future of heating and electricity is going to be very similar. There will be personalized, small, efficient, and 100% local power sources, as part of the overall equation.
Alaska can lead the way, partly because so many areas in Alaska are off the grid, or very expensive to heat or provide electricity to, already.
Here's a look at what's happening at Lake Louise, where John and Yvette Delaquito are leading the way in the Copper Valley toward self-sufficiency and effective use of natural resources.
The changeover to solar power in rural Alaska will be a major shift, and will help offset the current problems faced by Copper Valley businesses. At the present time, local businesses face extraordinarily high electrical and fuel bills. As a result, more and more businesses all over Alaska have been closing down in the winter -- instead of expanding into the winter tourism season.