2017 Anchorage Solar Tour


2017 AST-Anchorage

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Welcome to the 9th Annual Anchorage Solar Tour!!! You are invited to join the largest grass-roots solar event in the USA… to be inspired!!! …and to see first-hand how many folks in Anchorage Alaska are harnessing the power of the sun, saving money, and creating jobs.

Admission to the tour sites is free, and the owners of each site will be present, along with some of the designers and builders, to answer your questions. Please limit your visit to the time slots listed below and arrive at the starting time so that group tours can be conducted to make the best use of tour times.

Please also be respectful of private property and stay within designated parking areas.

TIME SLOT . . . . . . . . SITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DESCRIPTION

10:00-10:45am – CIRI Building (new 8 story) . . . 12 KW Solar PV Bldg

The first site features USA made solar pv + microinverters with optimal tilt and exposure atop a new eight story commercial office building, tied to the City’s utility grid with the current Net Metering agreement.AnchorageSite-1

11:00 – 12:00pm – Downtown Office Bldg . . . . 24 KW Rooftop Solar PV

The second site is now the largest grid tied solar PV system in the Anchorage bowl and uses an innovative ballast method of anchoring the solar module tilt racks to the flat membrane roof.AnchorageSite-2

1:00 – 2:00pm – Alan’s Home . . . . . . Energy Efficient Home w/ solar PV

The third site of this year’s tour is an excellent example of typical 1970’s anchorage wood frame house that has been upgraded for energy efficiency and renewable energy to future proof its monthly bills!!!AnchorageSite-3

2:30- 4:00pm – Seth’s Home . . . . . Green Home w/ electric car & solar PV

The fourth and final site of this year’s tour is a hillside family home upgraded to have net zero annual electricity bills, an electric car charging station, and super efficient space and water heating systems.
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Tour Info

If you would like to be on the tour contact the Anchorage Coordinator by May 1
If you want to volunteer to help with the tour, contact the Anchorage Coordinator by May 15
If you want to attend please continue to check back for updates as the event gets closer
Until then check out past tours on individual community webpages, other great things on our website, as well as our sponsors websites
While on the tour please follow proper etiquette and be respectful of personal property and enjoy your experience
If you have questions or comments please email us at info@alaskasolartour.org


Past Tours

2016 Anchorage Solar Tour Sites
2009 Statewide Alaska Solar Tour Sites

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