Long Spring Solar LLC is a rapidly growing renewable energy company based in Eagle River, Alaska. We work throughout Alaska on the road system and remote.
We are focused on bringing the right renewable energy solutions for cold climates to Alaskans at a great price. We only offer Tier-1 solar panels, batteries, and equipment from industry leaders with a proven record of standing behind their warranties.
We partner with communities, utilities, and homeowners to design, supply, and support installation on projects small and large. Alaskans are resourceful; our goal is to help you make your project a reality.
Below is the output performance of a hypothetical 5KW rooftop grid-tied residential system. Generally, late February through March will have increased performance with a strong albedo effect. Slightly oversizing the array can also add power into the fall months. Residential systems without battery backup generally payback in 10-years or less.
The inflation Reduction Act makes solar more affordable than ever.
Commercial Solar – most of Alaska will qualify for a 40% Federal Tax Credit. There are some instances where that percentage can increase depending on the project and location. In addition, Small Business outside of the Municipality of Anchorage can apply for and additional 50% grant through the UDSA. If you are interested, so we can help with the process. Any remainder not covered by the credits or grants is depreciable. Some businesses are ending at 10 cents on the dollar before factoring the value of power produced. Energy storage (i.e. lithium batteries) is also included for the first time. Split phase (120/240) and three phase (120/208 and (277/480) solutions are available. Never close again during a power outage, backup your critical processes, or power the business at night from the battery charged by the sun.
Residential Solar – All homeowners qualify for a 30% Federal Tax Credit. In January, submit your paid invoice to your tax preparer. A hypothetical $20,000 system would reduce your tax liability $6000. This cannot be applied to a refund but can be carried forward. Like commercial, energy storage is also eligible with robust battery backup and even generator integration available. We specialize in clean and professional installations adding value to your home. We can also build a complete DIY package for your own installation.
The most cost-effective installation location is a south facing or flat roof. We can install a rail system on asphalt shingle or metal roofs that carry a 25-year warranty and engineer stamp. Obviously, newer roofs make the most sense. Ballasted tray systems are also available for larger commercial asphalt or rubber roofs. Pole mounts that track on a single or dual-axis are incredible when there are space issues or winter gain is important. These generally install on pile driven steel poles and significantly increase production. Lastly, we can install fixed ground mounts using earth screws or helical piers. Lots of engineered solutions for consideration.
Absolutely! Remote communities, lodges and off-grid homes benefit in terms of savings and reliability when we design and install hybrid solar systems. Newer equipment is a true jump ahead for power, reliability, simplicity, and remote monitoring. Our team of installers are experts at installation and remote logistics. We only sell high quality equipment with solid tech support for this reason.
We work with every customer to find the best solution. We can deliver packages anywhere along the road system and even offer cross-terrain delivery. Often the owner has the best feel for what works in their particular location. We can also palletize for the barge or deliver for air transport. Pickup in Eagle River is always free!
From equipment sales and service to system design and installation, Long Spring Solar LLC is the leader in Alaska’s growing renewable energy sector. We’ll help you understand the ins and outs of solar power and energy storage.