Photo of Unalakleet school with three wind generators in the background. Unalakleet is located 90 miles south of NomeAlaska.

Living in Rural Alaska is very expensive because of it's isolated location. It would be even more expensive if energy, mail service, and other services were not subsidized by the state of Alaska. In the late seventies and early eighties, the state of Alaska looked for ways to cut the high cost of subsidizing diesel fuel for generating electrical power to rural Alaska. It was during this time that wind energy was taken into consideration as a source of electrical power.

Photo of Unalakleet facing the ocean, "Unalalkleet" is known locally as "East Wind".

The above photo shows the attempt to lower the cost of energy subsidies. Unfortunately, rumor has it that the parts were not available for the wind generators. As a result they never generated a joule.