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University of Alaska runs statewide renewable energy contest


April 26, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development has designed a competition to come up with renewable energy business ideas.

The competition’s organizers assigned a different challenge related to renewable energy in Alaska to four teams across the state. They have had five weeks to solve it, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Wednesday.

Organizer Julia Casey said the competition was born from an exercise called a “design sprint,” common in Silicon Valley.

Casey said by forcing teams to develop a renewable energy tool in five short weeks, they “fail fa...

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