Solarize Fairbanks is Recruiting Interested Homes and Businesses

Solarize Fairbanks is Recruiting Interested Homes and Businesses

Solarize Fairbanks is now recruiting Fairbanks neighborhoods and organizations interested in going solar in 2020. They are requesting the interest from neighborhoods and organizations by Jan. 30, 2020.

To learn more about how to register your areas interest and which areas are already organizing, visit

Solarize Fairbanks is a volunteer-led campaign of community members and organizations that aims to make it easier and more affordable to go solar in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Organizational support is from the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition, Information Insights, Native Movement, The Alaska Center, and the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.

The solarize campaign brings home and business owners together to negotiate discounts on the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic energy systems. This is achieved by pairing group discount rates with available federal incentives. If you have been considering solar, this is a great program to help you navigate the process!

UAF professor emeritus and solar energy advocate Terry Chapin is gathering interest from businesses and homeowners to solarize Goldstream Valley. There will be a Solarize Goldstream meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ken Kunkel Community Center. If you live in or near Goldstream, please contact Terry Chapin at or stop by the meeting.


Snow melts off a solar panel at the Golden Valley Electric Cooperative solar farm in Fairbanks. Photo by Amanda Byrd.