The Chefornak wind resource is outstanding as wind power class 6 (on a scale of 1 to 7) and presents ideal characteristics for wind power generation. With community assistance and support, V3 Energy installed a met tower in 2012 near the Kinia River on the east side of the village. Difficult access to this location […]


Noorvik presents a number of wind power site options, from near-village locations to Hotham Peak several miles to the east. Wind resource studies have been conducted at the old airport, near the new airport, on the hill near the rock quarry at the foot of Hotham Peak (“Quarry Hill”) and on Hotham Peak itself. The […]


The wind resource in Ambler is predicted by AWS Truewind modeling as a low Class 1 (on a scale of 1 to 7), but higher wind speeds can be found in the hills to the north. Given the very high fuel price in the community, wind power could be viable as an alternative source of […]

Shungnak & Kobuk

The Shungnak and Kobuk wind resource is predicted by AWS Truewind modeling as a modest Class 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1 to 7), but given the very high fuel prices in the communities, wind power may be viable as an alternative source of energy. For NANA Regional Corporation, V3 Energy LLC prepared […]


The wind resource measured at the Kivalina met tower site is good with measured wind power class 3 to 4 (on a scale of 1 to 7). Kivalina’s wind characteristics are ideal with exceptionally low turbulence and low wind shear. Also, Kivalina experiences very cold winter temperatures which increases energy production from wind turbines. Note […]


The wind resource measured in Kaktovik is outstanding at wind power class 5 (on a scale of 1 to 7). In addition to high average wind speeds and high wind power density, low turbulence and highly direction winds were noted, all of which are desirable for wind power development. V3 Energy LLC wrote a wind-diesel […]