Solar power heats up in Alaska

Households and businesses in Alaska are increasingly producing their own solar power and selling the excess electricity to utilities.

Though the number of Anchorage installations remains small, they have increased rapidly compared to many other U.S. cities, said Dyani Chapman with Alaska Environment Research and Policy Center, a group that advocates for renewable energy and other issues.

Anchorage recently rose to 55th place nationally for installed solar capacity, after ranking at the bottom of 65 major cities in 2015, Chapman said, according to a study from the organization and Frontier Group, a California-based think tank focused on climate and other issues.

“There’s room to grow, but we’re growing faster than a lot of cities, as well,” she said.

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