Please refer to this list of renewable energy and solar experts in Alaska. The Cooperative Extension agents listed below are here to extend relevant scientific knowledge to you, and have access to engineers and advanced support personnel in conjunction with the Department of Energy's (DOE) EERE (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) program.

Primary contact: Alaska Energy Specialist

  • Art Nash
    Cooperative Extension Service
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    P.O. Box 756180, 308 Tanana Loop
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6180
    Ph: 1-800-478-8324 (Alaska) or 907-474-7201 (Fairbanks & Outside AK)
    FAX: 907-474-5139

Solar-oriented Services in AK:

Remote Power Inc., U.S. Distributor for Outback Power Systems
981 Gold Mine Trail
Fairbanks, Alaska 99712
Ph: 907-457-4299, 888-257-3639 (AK)
Contact: Greg Egan, e-mail:
Notes: inverters, battery storage systems, integrated/hybrid systems, Kyocera panels. Services whole state.

Marvin A. Kuentzel, Jr. President
d/b/a Polar Wire Products, Inc.
7941 Brayton Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Ph: 907-561-5955
FAX: 907-561-4233
Contact: Marv Kuentzel, e-mail:

Golden Valley Electric Association
P.O. Box 71249, 758 Illinois Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-1249
Ph: 907-451-5607
FAX: 907-458-6365
Contact: Todd Hoener, e-mail:

Nancy Dooley
Mountain Solar Electric
HC-1, Box 500
Gakona, Alaska 99586
Ph: (907) 822-5872

Don Dumm
Sourdough Solar
P.O. Box 1723
Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Ph: 907-486-3737

Susitna Energy Systems
2507 Fairbanks Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Ph: 907-337-1300 Cell: 748-5030
FAX: 907-562-9342
Contact: Kirk Garoutte, e-mail:

ABS Alaskan, Inc.
2130 Van Horn Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Ph: Alaska Toll-free 800-478-7145
FAX: 907-451-1949
Contact: Jim Norman, e-mail:
Notes: Products: Kyocera solar panels, Heliodyne solar thermal panels, micro-hydro, wind, battery backup systems, remote power integrated (sled) systems, inverters, and other services

Alaska Battery
166 E. Potter Drive #2
Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Ph: Alaska Toll-free 800-562-4523
FAX: 907-563-4900
Contact: Larry Beaudry, e-mail:
Notes: See ABS Alaskan above

George Menard
d/b/a Invertech
P.O. Box 13169
Trapper Creek, Alaska 99688
Ph: 907-733-2515

Renewable Energy Interest Group:

Scott Waterman
Weatherization & Energy Program Coordinator
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
4300 Boniface Parkway
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
Ph: 907-330-8195
FAX: 907-338-1747

Mimi Burbage
7636 Arctic Boulevard #3
Anchorage, AK 99518
Ph: 907-330-8192 (work)
907-349-2483 (home)
FAX: 907-338-1747

David Stannard
1009 O'Conner
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Ph: 907-452-7208

Brian Hirsch, Ph.D.
Deerstone Consulting (owner)
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed
Council (Development Director)
Homer, AK 99603
Ph: 907-235-6842
Cell: 907-299-0268
e-mail: and

Cary Bolling
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC)
Research Information Center (RIC)
P.O. Box 101020
Anchorage, AK 99510-1020
4300 Boniface Parkway, Suite 120
Anchorage, AK 99504
Ph: 1-800-478-4636 (Alaska) or 907-330-8164 (Anchorage & Outside AK)
FAX: 907-338-1747

Jack W. Schmid, Jr.
P.O. Box 84244
Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
Home Ph: 907-455-7135
Work Ph: 907-474-1930

Gerald Goodman
Fairbanks, Alaska
Ph: 474-3694
FAX: 457-5656

Emil Remus
University of AK, Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Solar (Thermal) Hot Water System Installers

Johnson Controls, Inc.
Smythe Services HenryIrvingwhirving@yahoo.comFairbanks456-4298
Holaday-Parks, Inc.JerryMustardjmustard@holaday-parks.alaska.comFairbanks452-7151
ABS Alaskan       JimNormanjim@absak.comFairbanks452-2002
Interior Regional Housing AuthorityChrisRichardson Fairbanks/whole state474-0479
Redoubt Plumbing & HeatingDaveYraguiredoubt@alaska.netKenai283-3285
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