The NWAB is excited to announce that the Shungnak Community Microgrid Solar Project won Solar Builder’s Microgrid Project of the Year!
The 225-kW solar array + a 250-kW / 384 -kWh Blue Ion LX battery system from Blue Planet Energy enables a “diesel off” solution for energy needs. This microgrid has been functioning for about a full year now, resulting in 15,360 gal of diesel fuel the Shungnak community no longer needed. That’s a cost savings in the range of $125,000 to $135,000 for the year — savings that go directly back to the community itself as an independent power producer that will be banked to further build out more renewable energy projects to, one day, turn those diesels off for good!
Check out the video below to learn more about the project and the cost saving is bringing to the NW Arctic.