ASV in the News: B the Change – The Solar Company Addressing Climate Justice on the Alaskan Frontier

ASV’s own Stephen and Jackie recently sat down with B the Change to take a deep dive into our mission, guiding values, and our social-cooperative business model.

“Arctic Solar Ventures is uniquely positioned to build a renewable energy-production system that benefits Alaskans while realizing the importance of fostering the oil, gas, and mining industry.”

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Read the full interview here: https://bthechange.com/the-solar-company-addressing-climate-justice-on-the-alaskan-frontier-e4daed0f94b0

Why We Do What We Do: Culture

Today we’re launching a new editorial series titled “Why We Do What We Do”. In this series we will be talking about some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the company.

Throughout this series we will cover:

  1. Culture
  2. Building a Brand
  3. Making Meaningful Relationships
  4. Turning Core Values into Results
  5. Creating Community
  6. Learning How to Say “No”

The first post in this series looks at our Culture.

What+is+cultureOur company culture at ASV is made up of two halves: the outward facing half that you see (projects, performance, safety, economic impact, profitability) and internal pieces you don’t see (team structure, processes, leadership, and execution). Our internal half is anchored by a culture of inclusion, respect, collaboration, and a steadfast mission.

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Guided by our core values, we employ a variety of software tools that maintain and foster a collaborative culture. One of our most heavily used tools is the Basecamp website and application, which our team utilizes for all of our internal and client communication needs. Having one place where our team can collaborate is important to how we execute all of our projects from solar builds, marketing campaigns, and even team meetings. Basecamp gives our entire team the ability to communicate outside of business hours as well; crucial for a small team, with members in different locations, such as ours. We’re always on call, always ready to lend input and solutions both with our team and with our clients.culture

By investing time and consistent habit into our company culture we are constantly evolving and growing through new idea generation at ASV.

We know where we are going but are open toward new paths to getting there.

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Thanks for taking a little glimpse into our culture. We look forward to sharing the next article in this series with you: Building a Brand.

Community Solar is coming to Alaska!

Community Solar is coming to Alaska!

What is community solar and how does it work?

A community solar project – sometimes referred to as a solar garden, farm, or shared solar – is a solar power plant whose electricity is shared by more than one household or business.

  1. Solar panels are installed as part of a community solar project at a sunny site in your region
  2. Solar electricity is generated at the project site and metered by your utility provider
  3. Clean energy is delivered to your home or business (as a subscriber) and credited to your electric bill

30728363_599159643774542_7173571372688343040_o.jpgWhy would a residence or business opt to participate in community solar?

Cost – Costs can act as a barrier to solar access, but community solar eliminates the need for the upfront purchase or financing of a rooftop system

Customer Savings – Community solar can save customers money and help protect against rising energy prices. Enrolling in a community solar program, paired with energy efficiency upgrades, can help some customers keep a stable and affordable energy bill

Access – Those whoare renting may be prohibited from installing solar on their property, your roof may be too shaded or needs re-roofing, the size or orientation of the roof may be improper and some commercial buildings have equipment on the roof, obstructing an installation

Environmental – Solar Energy is 100% renewable and releases no harmful emissions into the atmosphere

30723662_599159677107872_9192374085353472000_o.jpgAs some of you have seen, utilities throughout Alaska are investing in solar. Chugach Electric is preparing to launch the first community solar project in the state. Their installation is designed to include approximately 1,800 solar panels and generate about 600 megawatt hours per year. For more information on the project and to subscribe to their community solar mailing list, check out: https://chugachelectric.com/…/community-solar-project-elect….

ASV announces Home Solar Loan Program

ASV is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Admirals Bank to provide simple and cost-effective residential loan options for our home solar clients. Being able to expand solar energy access to as many people as possible is important to us. We sought out a finance partner that could help our process remain simple and allow us to continue providing our best-in-class premium customer service and experience that our
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How does it work?  If your interested in financing your home solar project we submit the initial application for you and then a residential home solar loan specialistfrom Admirals Bank will reach out to you to guide you through the process and pre-qualification and ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of your loan.
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Solar Loan Program Details
  • Finance amounts up to $65,000
  • Apply easily online through ASVhighlight-buy-lease.png
  • Flexible terms of 5, 7, 10, 15, or 20 years
  • Quick pre-qualifications
  • Co-signers welcome
  • 100% upfront funding
  • No pre-payment penalties
Qualifications
  • minimum credit score of 620
*Rates begin at 4.95% for outstanding credit
All financing is subject to credit approval by Admirals Bank