Project Highlights

  • Solar power in Homer, Alaska

    Agrivoltaics in northern climates and rural north America

    March 31, 2023

    The agrivoltaics project investigates opportunities for maximized economic benefits and efficient use of land for clean energy production and sustainable food production in northern and rural North America.

  • Two people dressed warmly standing by an EV and electrical grid.

    Beneficial and Equitable Electrification (BEE)

    March 23, 2023

    The Beneficial and Equitable Electrification (BEE) Initiative seeks to understand the electrification of currently or previously non-electrified energy loads, such as transportation and heating, in order to harness local, sustainable, and cost-effective energy resources for all.

  • Power pole utility on an Alaska mountain range.

    Railbelt Decarbonization

    January 05, 2023

    This project seeks to provide an independent, unbiased assessment to help inform future decisions by Alaska utilities and other stakeholders, while demonstrating the opportunities and challenges facing isolated regional electric grids seeking to decarbonize.

  • Kotzebue solar and wind turbine monitoring


    January 01, 2023

    As a member of the UNIFI, or Universal Interoperability for Grid-Forming Inverter Consortium, ACEP attempts to advance grid-forming inverter technologies and to help provide new guidance for effective and stable inverter operations.

  • Two researchers working with equipment on the ice.

    Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems LTER

    November 11, 2022

    This project addresses questions about land/sea interactions, biogeochemical and biological composition, seasonal dynamics and long-term changes within lagoons along the northern Alaskan Arctic coast.

  • Hill view of St. Mary's

    Grid Bridging System

    September 22, 2022

    This project identified a Grid Bridging System (GBS) that allows costly diesel generators to turn off for periods of time and the entire system to run on renewables to reduce fuel consumption and environment impacts in Alaskan communities.

  • A group of people posing for group photo

    Modeling of Converter-Dominated Power Systems

    September 21, 2022

    The project intends to develop and validate models to assess the dynamic response of converter-dominated power systems across multiple spatio-temporal scales.

  • Snow shedding off solar panels

    High latitude and cold climate solar PV

    September 20, 2022

    This project aims to better characterize the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays in high latitude and cold climates.

  • solar panel test site

    Tracking solar PV trends in Alaska

    September 20, 2022

    This project tracks the performance and cost of solar photovoltaic technology in Alaska.

  • A Bifacial solar panel

    Optimizing bifacial solar PV technology for high latitudes

    September 20, 2022

    This project aims to characterize how well bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panels perform at high latitudes.

  • Wind generator in Kokhanok, Alaska


    September 20, 2022

    This project aims to restore the high penetration wind-diesel system and to simultaneously develop a real-world wind-diesel microgrid test bed for research in Kokhanok, Alaska.

  • TRTS on the Tanana river

    Submarine Hydrokinetic and Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS)

    September 01, 2022

    This project aims to develop new technical pathways to design economically competitive hydrokinetic turbines for tidal and river currents.

  • Tanana River Test Site (TRTS).


    September 01, 2022

    This project supports infrastructure upgrades to the Tanana River Test Site, the river energy test site of the Pacific Marine Energy Center.

  • Yakutat

    September 01, 2022

    This project aims to determine the benefits and issues associated with integration of wave and other renewable energy sources into small grid systems.

  • Water Horse on river

    Water Horse

    September 01, 2022

    This project was carried out to advance the Technology Readiness Level of the Water Horse hydrokinetic power harvester from 5 to 7.