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Surviving In Rural Alaska: Lake Louise Solar Panels Show Benefit Of Small-Scale Power

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. 






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Big 4th Of July Parade in Glennallen Is Being Planned

4th of July Parade To Be Held in Glennallen This Summer

Let's Look Ahead!  4th of July Parade For The Copper Valley



WANT TO HELP OR BE IN THE PARADE?
Call 822-3566.


PHOTO FROM LAST YEAR'S PARADE
Ahtna, Inc. which had a float celebrating late Ahtna 
Chief Ben Neeley, was the winner of the 2014 float contest.


Ahtna Inc's winning float in 2014.

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Next Chamber Dinner Meeting: Thursday, April 23rd at Lake Louise -- Come See A Solar Power System!

With Sunshine Half The Day During April, Lake Louise Lodge Is Running 12 Hours A Day On Solar Power  

April 23rd Greater Copper Valley Chamber Dinner Meeting At Lake Louise Lodge 
The Greater Copper Valley Chamber will hold its Thursday, April 23rd Dinner Meeting at Lake Louise Lodge, in the core of the Copper River Valley.

The dinner will feature a viewing of Yvette and John Delaquito's brand new solar panel system, to satisfy their off-the-grid lakeside lodge's electrical needs. Renewable Energy Systems, which has offices in Fairbanks and Anchorage, will show the solar system to Chamber members and discuss the program.

The lodge installed the system this winter, and it is now operating with a battery bank and solar power. According to Yvette, the lodge is getting around 12 hours of power a day, with its 12 panels all in use.

There will be a tour of the solar system, starting at around 5 pm, with a social hour at around 5:30, and dinner at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be chicken parmesan, salad and dessert. Call 822-3566 to sign up and for details, or call 320-1145.

COST OF DINNER: $26  CALL TODAY! IT'S SPRING!

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