The Solarize Anchorage project gives folks like you an opportunity to purchase and install a solar PV system at very, very good pricing. The timing has never been better. The 30% federal solar PV tax credit is still in effect through the end of 2019. And prices for the system components are at historically low levels. Plus, participating in the Solarize Anchorage project allows you to take advantage of project discounts.
Here is how our pricing structure works. On a project like this with multiple small systems, our cost savings are achieved through utilization of a common basic system design that can be replicated many times over – providing us better pricing for the components and increased installation efficiencies because of the similar installation process. With this basic system we know exactly what will be furnished and exactly how it will be installed. We pass these saving on to you.
However, we recognize that not everyone’s situation will fit this basic system exactly. There are numerous aspects to the system or the installation that could vary slightly. Some of these will increase the price of the system slightly. Some will not affect the price of the system. Others (such as a larger or a ground mounted system), may, in fact, lower the price of the system.
We could assign arbitrary pricing to these variables. But that is not in your best interest. We can provide you the best, and lowest, pricing if the variables are addressed specifically once we have conducted the system site evaluation and discussed the options with you.
Once we have conducted the site evaluation and discussed the installation with you, we will provide you with a written quotation identifying and itemizing any adjustments to the basic system price.
Some of the variables that could influence the pricing are listed below:
- A smaller or larger residential system
- A commercial system
- The array is fragmented (array is not contiguous)
- You would prefer a ground mount system
- You would prefer a pole mounted system
- You would like a battery backup incorporated into the system
- You would like the array tilted rather than flush mounted on the roof
- Alternate roof materials (the standard is composition shingle)
- Non-traditional roof support structure (the standard is wooden trusses on 16” or 24” centers)
- The roof is two story (or higher)
- The roof does not have direct access for the man-lift
- The electrical service requires an upgrade to gain utility approval
- Non-standard electrical service (the standard is a 100A exterior, wall mounted meter/breaker combo)
- The electrical circuit from the array to the interconnect is greater than 40 ft
- The Zigbee wireless connection between the array and the ECU has poor reception
- Complicated wireless (or wired) connection between the ECU and the home internet router
- The residence is in the 145 mph wind zone
- The residence is not IBC Occupancy Risk Category II (standard single family residential)
- There are zoning restrictions
Basic System Pricing:
- Single family residential installation of one of the systems shown below
- Flush mounted aluminum array frame on south-facing, composition shingle roof
- Single story dwelling with lift access to the south-facing roof
- Sufficient roof space for a single, contiguous array mount
- Wooden roof trusses on 16” or 24” centers and plywood underlayment
- Utility approved, exterior wall mounted 100 amp meter/breaker combo service entrance
- Maximum 40 ft circuit length from array junction box to service entrance
- Router has wireless or direct wire access for the ECU
- A reliable Zigbee wireless connection between inverters and ECU
- Location is Seismic Design Category D
- Location is IBC Occupancy Risk Category II
- Location is in Wind 3-second Gust Design Wind Speed of 130 mph zone (Zone I)
- No zoning restrictions for solar installations