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Solarize Your Community


The Solarize Program is a group of community projects that bring neighbors, businesses, and community spaces together to purchase solar panels as a group to receive discounted rates on panels and installation. Community projects like this emphasize the collective power for neighbors to organize and bargain for the best solar installations and systems for their communities. Solarize campaigns across the state give communities the support to navigate through the installation process,  hard questions and technicalities with financing, to gather information on state and federal incentives - all to make getting solar energy easier and more affordable.

The Alaska Center staff leads and supports various Solarize campaigns across the state, and the Solarize model has been widely used across the nation. Check out the NREL guidebook if you are interested in learning more about the Solarize Model >>

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Solarize Mat-Su is the newest group to join the Solarize community. We excited to see projects expanding into Palmer, Sutton and Chickaloon.

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Solarize Fairbanks is a community-led solar initiative that aims to make solar energy and energy efficiency more affordable and accessible in Interior Alaska.
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Solarize Anchorage works to make residential and small commercial solar energy systems more accessible in the Anchorage Municipality.

Communities That Have Already Solarized

Frequently Asked Questions

WILL YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BE NEXT?

If you are interested in leading your neighborhood in a future Solarize campaign, or want to learn more about potential campaigns happening around you, please contact one of our Solarize staff:
Anchorage, Eagle River, Mat Su Valley: Rachel Christensen [email protected]nter.org
Fairbanks: Alyssa Quintyne [email protected]