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  • Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Solarize Fairbanks is Kicking off the 2021 Campaign

Solarize Fairbanks is a locally organized community outreach effort working to make it easier and more affordable to go solar in the Fairbanks Area. They’ll do this by engaging a critical mass of homes and businesses to solarize together between March and August 2021. The campaign leverages group purchasing power; solarizers purchase solar systems in bulk for significantly less money than the typical market rate through the creation of a steady stream of purchases and installations.

The 2020 solarize campaigns in Ester, Steele Creek and Goldstream resulted in 70 installs at base prices that were 10 to 15% below the 2019 costs. This caught a lot of people’s attention throughout the Golden Valley Electric Association service area. With a record number of solar installs in 2020 (163!!), the number of solar electricity producers connected to the GVEA grid increased by 51% from 2019.

Register for the event, to be held Feb. 3 at 6 p.m., at

Join and learn more about the 2021 campaign and how you can get involved. Solarize Fairbanks will share new elements of the solarize campaign, including discounted energy audits for interested households and businesses. Please email with questions or see Facebook for more information.