Why Alaskans are saving money
Most homeowners can save over $20,000 (after all costs) on their electric bills by purchasing a Solar North system for their home or property. Out-of-pocket costs are usually around $300- making savings come much quicker than other investments.
High electric prices that continue to rise, and falling solar costs make Alaska the perfect place to harvest some sun to save you money. Don't believe us? Sign up for a free estimate and we'll see what we can do for you.
the case for Alaska
The world's leading solar energy market has traditionally been Germany, a country with an annual average of 3.0 "full daylight hours" per day. By comparison, Alaska has 3.1 full daylight hours in the Matsu and Anchorage region. That's right, Alaska receives more annual daylight than the country with the leading solar market!
What about Alaskan weather? Won't the wind, snow and ice affect the energy output? Of course. But studies have shown that averaging out a full year of energy output in colder climates with regular snowfall only changed the energy output by 3-5%*. Also, our installs are built to last several decades, secured to the highest possible standard to ensure savings for a long time to come.
Although Alaska doesn't receive as much sunlight as states like California or Arizona, higher electricity costs offset the difference. An Alaskan who purchases a Solar North system will enjoy a 15% or more cut in their electric bill. Electricity rates have increased 40% in the last 8 years alone, this translates into an appreciating ROI. There is even well documented evidence supporting solar system life exceeding 35 years. And if you decide to move, the value of the investment will be factored into the home value.
But regardless of the owner, a typical solar system will reduce the CO2 output a coal or gas fired power plant would have generated otherwise by over 3 metric tons per year. Sustainability is the key to success for the Last Frontier.
* “Prediction of Energy Effects on Photovoltaic Systems due to Snowfall Events,”- Rob W. Andrews (Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario) and Joshua M. Pearce (Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.)
2. Fluctuations in both states are accounted for by multi-year composite.