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Alaska Solar Information

Alaska isn’t a bad state for solar. There’s always enough sunshine to cover your basic energy needs or at least to reduce your monthly electricity bill. The 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit as well as some local incentives will make your solar installation even more profitable.
  • #55
    Alaska ranks #55 in the USA for savings from installing solar panels
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    Annual AC energy output of a 4 kW solar system installed in Alaska
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    Solar Radiation (kWh / m2 / day)
  • 24 ¢ /kWh
    The cost of electricity today in Golden Valley Electric Association Inc
  • 51 ¢ /kWh
    If you don't go solar. The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Alaska Solar Facts

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    Average cost of a 4kw solar power system in 2019.
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    Average system payback period.
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    Average lifetime savings.
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    Levelized cost of solar energy.
  • INF kW
    Recommended system size.
  • Solar Power System Cost in Alaska
  • $NAN per watt
  • $inf total
  • NAN years

We all know that Alaska and the sunshine don’t always get along so well. Especially when the nights draw-in, in winter.

Which makes the idea that solar power can slash the bills of Alaskan homeowners a bit of joke, right? Wrong.

Alaska may be no solar los angeles, but here in the Land of the Midnight Sun we actually get more sunshine than Germany.

And those savvy Germans have been saving sack-loads of Euros of late, thanks to their moving over to solar power in a big way.

In fact, German electricity rates have been falling for over 12 years now, in part thanks to their massive investment in rooftop solar.

Not only can turning to solar cut your utility bills. You can even say goodbye to them entirely.

Right-size your solar system, invest in the latest battery technology, and you can go independent of the power company altogether. And while the State government isn’t exactly falling over itself to help get solar PV on your roof, there are still plenty of incentives available.

In fact, if you play the solar game smartly, you can cut your initial outlay significantly. Or, if your bank balance isn’t up to it, there are several low-cost or zero-down options for homeowners.

With Alaskan electricity rates the second highest in the nation—and only likely to get higher—there’s never been a better time to lock-in low costs with solar.

Here at Solar Nation we’re happy to help you sort out the pros and cons of the deals available in Alaska.

We’ll show you everything you need to know to make the Alaskan sun your newest, best-est friend.

Tell us how much you are spending on electricity and we’ll calcalute how much you can save if you go solar
According to Golden Valley Electric Association Inc, we received the cost of kWH in your area and calculated energy consumption based on an average electricity bill for 3 months.
I am claiming the 26% Federal Tax Credit (ends 2020) i

When you install your solar system, 26% of your project expenses apply toward a credit to offset any taxes you owe that year. This federal tax credit is a major incentive to go solar, but it is being phased out by 2022.

Most people are eligible to claim this credit (you must owe federal taxes to be eligible).

System size

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We recommended
INF kW medium system size
Provides up to 80% of electricity consumption
$NAN per watt
Average system cost
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    inf x 325 watt
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    inf x 300 watt
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    inf x 5 000 watt
    inverter
$186.01 / month
Estimated savings on your average quarterly bill
  • $inf
    Estimated system cost
    Excludes 26% Federal Tax Credit.
    This price does not include the installation cost.
  • NAN years
    Average system payback period
  • $inf
    Estimated utility savings

Example of 4 kW system calculation in Minnesota for electricity bill $100

  • 24 ¢ /kWh
    The cost of electricity today in Golden Valley Electric Association Inc
  • 51 ¢ /kWh
    If you don't get solar. The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years
  • INF ¢ /kWh
    levelized cost of solar energy

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Canadian Solar 315W Solar Panel 120 cell CS3K-320MS Monocrystalline Black - A1 Solar Store 28% Off
Cell number 120 cell
DC/Charger Volt Compatible 12v, 24v, 48v
Price per Watt $0.52
Rated Power Output 315 W
Voltage (VOC) 40.1V
Cell Type Monocrystalline
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DC/Charger Volt Compatible 12v, 24v, 48v
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Rated Power Output 325 W
Voltage (VOC) 43.4V
Cell Type Monocrystalline
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Cell number 120 cell
DC/Charger Volt Compatible 12v, 24v, 48v
Price per Watt $0.48
Rated Power Output 320 W
Voltage (VOC) 40.6 V
Cell Type Monocrystalline
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Canadian Solar 320W Solar Panel 60 cell CS1H-320MS-Black Monocrystalline - A1 Solar Store 30% Off
Cell number 60 cell
DC/Charger Volt Compatible 12v, 24v, 48v
Price per Watt $0.55
Rated Power Output 320 W
Voltage (VOC) 44 V
Cell Type Monocrystalline