South Pole AWE Early Adoption Case

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November 3, 2019                   Dave Santos

South Pole AWE Early Adoption Case

Energy costs at the South Pole exceed 1.39USD kWhr, over 10x the global average. Its the most expensive energy market on Earth. Wind is quite decent, but solar is absent much of the year, and current diesel energy dependence is abhorrent to the scientists. Polar exploration is an AWE early adopter community, and traction kiting already has a fine track-record from the Pole.

For all these reasons, the South Pole Station is a promising first-community to become mostly AWE powered.–Scott_South_Pole_Station

Energy review of South Pole Station-
Photovoltaic Energy at South Pole Station
J. S. B. Mason
February 2007

South Pole Wind Data