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Fox Islands:

see Aleutian IslandsAleutian Islands
, chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and approaching Russia's Komandorski Islands.
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Fox Islands


the easternmost group of the Aleutian Islands. It is located between the Isanotski Strait on the east and the Samalga Pass on the west. The island group includes the islands

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of Unimak, Unalaska, and Umnak; groups of small islands (the Krenitzin Islands); and numerous reefs. The highest point is Shishaldin Volcano, rising to an elevation of 2,860 m (on the island of Unimak). The Fox Islands were discovered in 1759–62 by the Russian navigator S. Glotov. Their name is associated with the abundance of foxes on the islands at that time.

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As reported on the Fox Islands Wind website (http://www.foxislands, a for-profit firm had to be formed to take advantage of the tax credits.
George Baker, a seasonal resident of Frenchboro Island who is also on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, to complete a preliminary economic analysis for the cooperative as well as a financial model suggesting how the island communities might finance a local wind-power project by finding a tax equity investor and by selling power and renewable energy credits via the Fox Islands Co-op's submarine cable.
Because such a tax investment was not available to the nonprofit Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, a separate for-profit Fox Islands Wind LLC (FIW) was formed to take advantage of the tax credits, with Baker selected as CEO.
The Fox Islands wind project is moving forward and setting an example that is stimulating the development of other coastal community wind projects.