Making it easier and less expensive to go solar in The Interior!
Solarize Fairbanks is entering its 4th year of campaigns to support installation of solar PV systems and is now accepting participants for 2023! Since 2020, Solarize has seen the installation of almost 900 kW of solar energy on 160 homes and businesses in Fairbanks and Denali.
The sign-up period for the Fairbanks 2023 Campaign is closed. Folks who have already signed up have until May 29, 2023 to contract with an installer and be part of the campaign.
New for 2023!
- Anyone in the Fairbanks North Star Borough can sign up.
- Choose between two vetted installers in 2023, Renewable Energy Systems and Arctic Solar Ventures. We encourage you to request assessments and quotes from both.
- Go solar through Solarize, and the vetted installers give back. Each has pledged to donate 5% of the total kilowatts installed through Solarize towards free solar PV system(s) for entities in need in our community.
- Access bigger federal tax credits and grants. Homes and businesses have access to a 30% federal tax credit for installing solar. Tax exempt entities - such as churches, nonprofits, tribal organizations, municipalities, school districts - can access the 30% federal tax credit as a direct payment. AND, small businesses in the Interior and other areas of rural Alaska may apply for a REAP grant that covers 50% of the solar PV system and install. Those credits and grants add up fast!!
Want to help get the word out? Check out our How to Get Started section for flyers.
As we continue to navigate multiple pandemics affecting the Interior, the Solarize Fairbanks Coalition is committed to being proactive in our organizing and events to protect our community. Our team encourages all Area Organizers, Committees, and Volunteers to adhere to any CDC recommendations and State Administration regulations concerning - vaccination, masking mandates, sanitation, and event guidelines. The Solarize Fairbanks Coalition encourages hosting hybrid in-person/virtual events, and to take all necessary precautions such as mask, sanitizer, physical distancing, etc. Area Organizers and committees are welcome to host in-person or hybrid meetings as they and their community see fit. We encourage all organizers, volunteers, and participants regardless of vaccination or booster status to practice social distancing, wearing masks in public, frequent hand hygiene and sanitation, and self-quarantining if and when necessary. Please review our full Solarize Fairbanks’ Crisis Response Plan. This is a living document and will be changed as vaccination access and allocation develops.
Read the Crisis Response Plan here.