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Solar Energy in Alaska

Solar Panels in Alaska

There are currently at least solar panel installations throughout the state of Alaska right now.

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Solar Power in Alaska

Solar Energy Levels in Alaska

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alaska's capital city, Juneau, of 3.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 2% less than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 45% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Alaska values listed here are based on the capital, Juneau.

Solar Radiation in Alaska

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Alaska solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Alaska values listed here are based on the capital, Juneau.

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Cost of Utilities in Alaska

Alaska Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Alaska averaged 23.21 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was approximately 64% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [2]

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Alaska Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Alaska averaged $10.86 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was about 38% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [3]

More about Alaska

About Alaska

Alaska ranks 50th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 710,231. [4]

AK Solar Power

Solar Energy in AK

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Alaska, or for additional solar-related resources in AK, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

Cities in Alaska

ZIP Codes in Alaska


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