Arctic Solar Ventures named to 2019 Top Solar Contractors list

Arctic Solar Ventures Featured on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List

Top Solar Contractors logo 2019.pngThe Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Anchorage, AK – based solar firm

Anchorage, AK 7/23/2019—With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Arctic Solar Ventures (ASV) is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Arctic Solar Ventures has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving a rank of 386 out of 415 solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list. ASV retains its number one ranking in Alaska for the second straight year as well as being ranked the 191st EPC contractor.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year.

Solar Power World enjoys assembling the Top Solar Contractors list each year, and our 2019 edition features hundreds of companies making big impacts in local energy markets,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Solar power is becoming competitive with traditional electricity sources in more markets, and cities and states are demanding more renewable energy options. It’s a great time to be a solar installer, and we’re happy to highlight the best installation companies in the country on our list.”

The U.S. solar market is expected to see 14% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes. This increase in installations is attributed to strong residential solar interest and a rush to get projects in before the 30% federal investment tax credit steps down to 26% next year.  Arctic Solar Ventures has seen continued strong growth in 2019 with over one megawatt of operating projects that will double by 2020.

The emerging energy storage market will also influence solar installations going forward. In markets that encourage grid service applications like time-of-use (TOU) shifting, self-consumption and backup power, battery systems paired with solar arrays are attractive options for home and business owners looking to save costs. Solar Power World included the first Solar+Storage Installer sublist in the 2019 Top Solar Contractors edition in recognition of solar installers’ early efforts at coupling the two technologies for customers.

Arctic Solar Ventures employs nine Alaskans who installed 384 killowatts of solar power in 2018. Since its founding in 2015, the company has installed over one megawatt of solar. The company continues to lead the residential and commercial solar markets in Alaska.

“We are proud to be featured in the 2019 Top Contractors List for the second straight year as we continue to place Alaska solar on the map. Our team appreciates making a 36 place jump from our 2018 rankings. We look forward to continued strong growth in 2020”.

About Solar Power World

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.

Media Contacts

 Arctic Solar Ventures

Stephen Trimble, CEO


Solar Power World

Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief



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Arctic Solar Ventures named Top 50 Solar Contractor by General Contractor Magazine


Arctic Solar Ventures (ASV) is excited to announce that General Contractor Magazine has named us one of the Top 50 Solar Contractors in the United States.

General Contractors Magazine staff write “Venture through the snowy roads of Anchorage to the best solar provider for Alaska. Arctic Solar Ventures has installed over 600 kW of grid-direct solar PV systems as of 2018, and it is a co-owner of Amicus Solar Cooperative.”

Read the full announcement here and check out many other Amicus Solar Cooperative co-owners that are also featured on the list.


Announcing Solarize Turnagain

Announcing Solarize Turnagain – A program of 2019 Solarize Anchorage.

ASV is excited to announce that we’ve been chosen by the Turnagain community to be their solar provider as part of the 2019 Solarize Anchorage campaign. Turnagain is an amazing neighborhood for solar and we are thrilled to be partnering with the community to realize their vision.

Solarize Anchorage enables neighborhoods to save on solar through bulk purchasing.

Our pricing for Solarize Turnagain will be publicly available and published on the Solarize Anchorage website and our Solarize Turnagain Facebook page.

We’re implementing several unique features to make solar more accessible than every as part of 2019 Solarize Anchorage. Here are a few highlights:

  • A unique email address where anyone can directly contact our team regarding Solarize Turnagain.

  • A Solarize Turnagain facebook page where we will post updates throughout the campaign as well as provide a forum for community members to engage with the program.

  • A comprehensive community meeting schedule to provide home and business owners an open forum to engage with the program (schedule coming soon).

Stay tuned for more information on Solarize Turnagain and let us know if you have questions in the comments.

Arctic Solar Ventures Taps Alaska


ASV is going on a craft brewery tour. Join us to learn about going solar in the land of the midnight sun. Bring your electric bill, get a free solar assessment and enjoy a free beer on us.

This is an opportunity for homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s interested to learn about the benefits of grid-tied solar energy.

Topics to be presented:
– Basics of a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System
– Market Trends
– Step-by-step process to determine if solar is right for your property
– Economic benefits and financing options
– Overview of incentives available

This event is free and open to the public, but, space is limited to 25 people. RSVP to or call (907) 268-4188

Can’t make this one? Don’t worry! We will be hosting these events through the Spring at several of Alaska’s best breweries.

RSVP for King Street Brewing in Anchorage here: 

RSVP for Denail Brewing in Talkeetna here: