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Solar Energy in Alaska

Solar Panels in Alaska

There are currently at least 22 solar panel installations throughout the state of Alaska right now.

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Solar Power in Alaska

Solar Energy Levels in Alaska

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alaska's capital city, Juneau, of 2.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 21% less than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 55% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Alaska values listed here are based on the capital, Juneau.

Solar Radiation in Alaska

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Alaska solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Alaska values listed here are based on the capital, Juneau.

Solar Installs in Alaska

Solar Panel Installations in Alaska

A look at solar installs in Alaska. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in AK vs. the cumulative install total of rest of AK counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Alaska

There are currently at least 22 solar panel installations throughout the state of Alaska right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Alaska
    • Fairbanks North Star County: 11 solar installs
    • Matanuska-Susitna County: 6 solar installs
    • Yukon-Koyukuk County: 1 solar installs
    • Southeast Fairbanks County: 1 solar installs
    • Anchorage County: 1 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 2 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Alaska

Alaska Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Alaska averaged 22.76 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was approximately 75% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [2]

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Alaska Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Alaska averaged $12.23 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was about 29% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [3]

More about Alaska

About Alaska

Alaska ranks 50th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 710,231. [4]

AK Solar Power

Solar Energy in AK

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Alaska, or for additional solar-related resources in AK, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Cities in Alaska

ZIP Codes in Alaska


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