Selawik’s has a low-to-moderate wind resource, measured as class 2 (on a scale of 1 to 7). Although the wind resource in Selawik is modest compared to that in nearby Kotzebue, development of renewable energy in Selawik models is potentially viable with use of new wind turbine models specifically designed for lower wind speed environments. […]


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 Deering is good at high wind power Class 3 with low turbulence conditions. Met tower placement was based on observations of wind patterns in Deering, the relatively high elevation of the site, and proximity to existing roads. The site is thought to have the best developable wind regime near Deering. […]


Buckland has very expensive fuel, a well-run powerplant ideally suited for integration of wind turbines, and a strong desire to incorporate wind power to reduce their energy costs.  In summer 2015, after ten years of study and planning, two 100 kW Northern Power Systems NPS100 wind turbines, plus a five mile distribution intertie to the […]