It will be a short week coming off Memorial Day, but full of opportunities in Fairbanks wrapped around energy innovation. On Tuesday (5/29) there will be congressional representatives flying in for Alaska Center for Energy and Power’s Lab Week. Venues for public participation will be available from 3-5pm at:
- Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
- Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration
- Alaska Earthquake Center
- Alaska Satellite Facility
- Alaska Sea Grant
- Alaska Volcano Observatory
- College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
- Institute of Arctic Biology-Toolik Field Station
- Institute of Northern Engineering
- International Arctic Research Center
- Wilson Alaska Technical Center
There will be a lecture event in the Schaible Auditorium at 6pm centered around Microgrids in Alaska (registration can be filled out at https://epay.alaska.edu/C21563_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=29&SINGLESTORE=true). In addition, Wednesday (5/30) there will be various presentations from the University and energy labs from around the country. Thursday for the first half of the day there will be additional presentations (see https://aknatlabday.org/agenda/ for details).
In addition Thursday, there will be a build out demonstration workshop on thermal mass heaters for greenhouse season extension in Fox. (Space is limited due to concurrent filming, but I yet have 5 slots open if you are interested- let me know at 322-2309 for directions and to confirm). The general session will be 10-5pm, and participants will be able to learn about combustion, thermal heat storage, gasification, emissions/particulates and growing requirements per heat location.
Thursday night at the BP Design Theater (4th floor in the new engineering building) I will be presenting with two Alaska Center for Energy and Power researchers the new addition of the Alaska solar manual. This will be a brief walk through from 6-8pm on the elements and focus of the new work. It is the landmark piece written by Extension professor Richard Seifert decades ago and has a new facelift of current information, specs on equipment and updated photos. Admission is free to both events!