Anchorage Solar's mission is to make solar an easy high-benefit investment.
Through volume and quality we are creating more low cost and pollution-free energy made in the USA.We are the installer making solar the new normal in Alaska.
PANELS ARE 80% CHEAPER
10 years ago, the wholesale panel price was about $4 per watt. That's $1200 for a 300 watt panel. That same panel was $0.61 per watt or $183 dollars in 2018. Solar systems are much more affordable now.
30% TAX CREDIT
Whatever the cost of your system, you will get 30% of that off your federal tax bill the following year. If your tax credit exceeds your tax bill, you can roll it over to the next year. In 2020, the tax credit decreases to 26%
Alaska requires utilities to bill you monthly for the net between your production and your usage. This net metering means the electricity you produce is worth the retail rate if your array is sized correctly.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
The return on investment for systems from Matsu Valley to Homer are 9-12%. That is as good or better than the stock market these days, and with less risk. This is an excellent part of a portfolio when combined with the other benefits that matter to you.
A panel will offset its carbon cost in 6 months to 2 years. This is 50 to a 100 times better than when panels were first made in the 1970's. Because panels last at least 30 years, a typical 3000 watt system in Anchorage will eliminate 100,000 pounds of carbon dioxide in its lifetime. That's the same as not driving an average car for 8 years!
The grid is your battery so you don't need to install batteries in your home. The cost benefit is much better with grid-tie systems because the costs of batteries, generators, and maintenance are eliminated. With grid-tie solar, you export your extra electricity to the grid on sunny days and then import it when it is cloudy or at night. Alaska receives as much sun as the tropics. We just get it mostly from March to September. Sharing the plusses and minuses with the utility balances the summer and winter production and means you get paid (and offset carbon dioxide) for every watt you make.
Your Path to Solar
Let’s take a look at what your personalized path to solar would look like. Trust us to ensure it will be a walk in the park.
MAP YOUR PATH TO SOLAR HERE…