Cost of solar in Juneau, AK

Electricity Consumption in Juneau

Electricity Consumption by Alaska residents averages 842 kWh per month. It ranks #50 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Juneau, Alaska

Alaska Electric Light & Power (AEL&P) offers Juneau solar customers net metering. Through their net metering program, excess generation produced by a solar system will be credited at the avoided cost rate of electricity. Though it is less than the retail rate, it is still extra money in your pocket that can be used to help cut utility bill costs. 

Juneau residents can also take advantage of the solar tax credit. The tax credit is equal to 30% of the cost of a solar system and is applied to your federal income taxes. In some cases, the credit could wipe out your entire tax bill for a year! The combination of the federal tax credit and AEL&P’s net metering program can provide you with a great return on investment when installing a solar system in Alaska. 

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Juneau to find out:

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Solar power in Alaska

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Juneau, Alaska in 2020 is $2.76 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Juneau, AK is $13,800. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 12.45kW solar system in Juneau, AK

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $98, however your situation may vary so try our Juneau solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

13 Years 11 Months

Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 12.45kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years


(Prices shown after repayments of capital)



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Average total cost of solar panel installation in Alaska

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,704 $7,241
4kw $8,673 $9,367
5kw $10,508 $11,349
6kw $12,254 $13,235
7kw $13,831 $14,937
8kw $15,274 $16,495
9kw $16,583 $17,910
10kw $17,760 $19,181


Going solar in Alaska

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Alaska can help you be more energy efficient and save money.

The following programs are available:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Net Metering State Net Metering
Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems (Local Option) State Property Tax Incentive

Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.