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Despite winter darkness, solar power might work better in rural Alaska than you'd expect


The sun is a rare sight in much of Alaska during winter, and doesn’t even make an appearance for weeks at a time in northernmost Barrow.

But sunlight actually might be a factor for remote areas trying to diversify their energy sources. Villages here, some with the help of the federal government, are looking to solar as an alternative to diesel fuel.

Sleek solar panels are already cropping up in small towns in the Arctic and elsewhere, and many more are on the way.


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