Solarize rogers Park

ABS Alaskan has been selected for the 2019 Solarize installer in the Rogers Park neighborhood. If you live in the Rogers Park area you have the opportunity to invest in solar with ABS at a great price!

ABS Alaskan has been in operation in Alaska since 1990. Initially, we carried batteries and battery related items. We entered the renewable energy market in 1991 with off-grid solar. In the ensuing years, that has expanded to include, wind, hydro, and solar thermal.

For the first 14 years, most of the solar activity consisted of remote, off-grid systems. In 2005, Golden Valley Electric Assn started their SNAP program and Alaska entered the grid-tied solar market. With the passage of the Alaska Net Metering Regulations in 2009, grid-tied solar systems became a viable option for most people in Alaska.

ABS Alaskan was the first to be involved with renewable energy in Alaska. We have been providing both off and on-grid solar systems to Alaskans for 28 years. We have the experience and expertise it takes to provide you with a well built and reliable system.

Solar works - and works well - for most of Alaska. The annual average solar energy in Alaska is comparable to many, many other locations in the United States. The only difference is that, in Alaska, most of that solar energy is consolidated into the April to September period.

Only Rogers Park Residents are eligible to participate in this program. The boundary is defined by the Rogers Park community council map.

Check this map to see if your street is included>>

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The time is right for solar. System costs are as low as they have ever been. And the 30% federal tax credit is still available. Starting with 2020, that tax credit will start going away. 2019 is the year to install your solar PV in Alaska! And here is how to make that happen:

  • There are several informational meetings scheduled where you can learn more about solar and how it can benefit you.

March 12th at Rogers Park Elementary School at 6pm - RSVP to kristen@akcenter.org

March 29th at BP Energy Center at 6pm - RSVP to kristen@akcenter.org

April 24th at BP Energy Center at 6pm - RSVP to kristen@akcenter.org

May 24th at BP Energy Center at 6pm - RSVP to kristen@akcenter.org

June 12th at BP Energy Center at 6pm - RSVP to kristen@akcenter.org

  • OR, please feel free to call us anytime at 562-4949 (or stop by our store at 5610 Old Seward Highway) and we’ll be happy to discuss solar and the Solarize Anchorage program with you.
  • If you already have the basic information you need and want to explore solar for your house or business, click here to be sent a copy of our Client Application Form. Or you can go online to either our main web site www.absAK.com or our Solarize Anchorage web site www.AnchorageSolarProject.com to access the Client Application form. The Anchorage Solar Project website also contains additional documentation that provides you complete information on our Solarize Anchorage program.
  • The Client Application is where it all starts. Please fill out and submit that form to us. It provides us with the information specific to your home that we need to conduct a site evaluation.  
  • Once we receive the Client Application form we will contact you to schedule a date and time to conduct a site evaluation. There is no cost or obligation for the evaluation. The site evaluation is simply the opportunity for us to review the specifics of your situation with you, discuss your goals and objectives with you, and answer any questions that you might have.
  • We will review the information gathered at the site evaluation and prepare a formal quotation for you outlining the system details, addressing any issues pertaining to the system or installation, and provide you with the final quote.
  • If you choose to proceed with the solar system, we will prepare the contract.
  • Once the contract has been signed, we will prepare and submit the applications to MOA and the electrical utility.
  • Upon confirmation of application approval from MOA and the electrical utility, we will contact you and set an installation date.
Please send your contact information to kristen@akcenter.org if you’d like to be added to the Rogers Park listserv for updates on the campaign!

Solarize Savings

Federal 30% Tax Credits 

2019 is the last year the full 30% tax credit it available. The credits decrease in 2020 to 26%, again in 2021 to 22%, and in 2022 they are decreased to 10%.

https://www.energy.gov/savings/search

Net-metering benefits

Rogers Park participants are eligible for ML&Ps net-metering benefits. Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. Electricity that you produce with your solar system is first used internally by the appliances in your home. On sunny days, though, you may produce more electricity than you can use. That electricity flows back to the utility. On cloudy days you may have to get additional electricity from the utility. Registers in your meter keep track of the electricity flowing in both directions. At the end of every utility billing cycle, those meter registers are read. If the meter has recorded more electricity coming in than going out, you are billed for the difference. If the the meter has recorded more electricity going out than coming in, you are credited for the difference.BUT, as compared to the electricity that you use (which offsets electricity that you would have purchased at the retail rate), the credits are at “avoided cost”, which is about half the retail rate. So there is much less economic benefit to producing excess solar power that gets credited at the end of the billing cycle.  

Pricing chart

These are the base prices that ABS Alaskan has offered for the campaign. Prices will vary depending on your homes individual needs. Schedule your site assessment today to learn more!

$2.60 per Watt for 4.13 kW system
$2.88 per Watt for 2.95 kW system
$3.15 per Watt for 2.36 kW system

Our pricing structure works as follows:

The basic prices listed above are for a standard, roof mounted system. There are three system sizes listed, depending on your available space, electrical loads, and budget. The qualifications for the roof mounted system can be found on the Pricing Policy Page on our Anchorage Solar Project website. There are unique, site-specific conditions that may (or may not) affect the basic system price. A detailed explanation of these potential adjustments can be found on the Site Evaluation Worksheet on the Anchorage Solar Project website. These conditions are reviewed and discussed at the Site Evaluation and will be reflected in the final quote.