Where the weather from the “Deadliest Catch” makes landfall, sits the village of Kongiganak (Kong), Alaska. The community’s resilient spirit has led the residents of Kong to harness their powerful wind resource and displace up to 50% of diesel annually, or more than 36,000 gallons of fuel and saving more than $100,000.
Kong's next renewable project will integrate solar power into its islanded microgrid. Sun and wind complement each other as sunny seasons tend to be less windy and vice versa. Capturing solar energy along with wind will sustain renewable power throughout the year and propel Kong towards its goal of 100% renewable power by 2030.