2016 Archives

October 15, 2016 How to Zero Your Electric Bill

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-9-20-07-amLong time Palmer-based Architect Jason Collins, a certified Energy Auditor and a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional, provided a step-by-step overview on how to reduce your electric bill starting with lighting and plug loads and down to appliancesĀ  and heating. He used his own house as an example which he took from an average of 26kwh/day down to 3kwh/day, saving about $1,500 a year. He also discussed factors to consider for offsetting your electrical use with solar power.

PRESENTER: JASON COLLINS

PRESENTATION: How to Zero Your Electric Bill (.pdf)

May 6, 2016 Commercial LED Lighting for Alaska

Thank you to Dave Inman for a terrific workshop on Commercial LED Lighting. This workshop was geared toward installers, commercial and industrial building owners and government officials interested in the options, pitfalls, and potential cost savings from various LED lighting options.

PRESENTER: DAVE INMAN, Lighting Unlimited

PRESENTATIONS (.PDF)
A Brief History of Light (.pdf)
Fundamentals of LED lighting (.pdf)

Feb. 26, 2016 Solar Works in Alaska

This workshop covers the costs, installation, and the technical, site and safety issues to consider and evaluate in setting up your solar electric power system. Learn from presenters who have installed systems and from real data on payback and performance of other on-grid and off-grid systems up and running in Alaska.

PRESENTERS:
JESSIE HUFF, USDA Rural Development
JESSE MOE, Lime Solar
ALAN MITCHELL, Analysis North

PRESENTATIONS (.PDF)
01-02-Introduction
03-System_Installations
04_05-Site_Issues
06-Maintenance_andSafety
07-PVWatts_Economic_Calculator
08_09-10Grid_Tie_Economicsand_CaseStudies
11-14-Off_Grid_Design_and_CaseStudies
15-Resources