Solar Easements

Alaska’s solar easement provisions are similar to those in many other states. They do not create an automatic right to sunlight. Rather, they allow parties to voluntarily enter into solar easement contracts for the purpose of ensuring adequate exposure of a solar energy system.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Golden Valley Electric Association- Sustainable Natural Alternative Power (SNAP) Program

Golden Valley Electric Association’s (GVEA) SNAP program encourages members to install renewable energy generators and connect them to the utility’s electrical distribution system by offering an…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Landfill Gas… More

 

Net Metering

With these regulations, renewable energy systems with a capacity up to 25 kilowatts (kW) are eligible for net metering. Overall enrollment is limited to 1.5% of a utility’s retail sales from the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Local Option- Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Alaska enacted legislation in June 2010 that authorizes municipalities to pass ordinances that exempt residential renewable energy systems from taxation. Residential renewable energy systems are defined as systems that use an energy source other than fossil or nuclear fuel, including wind, hydro and solar.

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Interconnection Guidelines

The interconnection guidelines state that the utility can require a customer to have liability insurance, if the insurance is easily available at a reasonable cost to the customer.  No external…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy