Renewable Energy Solutions
for the Far North
Arctic Sun is your one-stop partner for everything related to renewable energy systems in the Far North. Our new retail store and office are now open regular business hours, and the full service web-store will be open for business the end of summer 2012.
We offer design service, products and installation for residential and commercial renewable energy systems. From solar PV and solar thermal to wind turbines and geothermal heat pumps, we are able to serve all your alternative energy needs. In addition, we carry a selection of high efficiency building products and passive house components. These include top performing boilers with solar thermal integration capabilities, and efficient passive house certified heat recovery ventilators from Europe with ground based preheating loops for pre-warming incoming ventilation air.
Currently, we are developing our product line of highly efficient ARCTIC entry doors with an R-value of up to R-60 and multiple lock points for airtight seals. Additionally, we are developing exterior thermal shutter systems that will provide a viable solution to the huge energy deficit created by windows during long cold winter nights. Until glazing technology catches up with the extreme requirements in our arctic regions, thermal shutters offer an attainable solution needed to build truly efficient buildings.
Arctic Sun is looking forward to powering and sustaining Alaska’s future.
All the Best,
The Arctic Sun Team
Free Zehnder AIA Credit Course
Heat Recovery Ventilation: Why Efficiency Matters
Zehnder has begun offering an American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI/USGBC) Continuing Education course online. It’s a great way to familiarize yourself with heat recovery ventilation and Zehnder’s state-of-the-art technology. Anyone can take the free online course, and it qualifies for one hour of continuing education credit. The course is available at AEC Daily's Website.
Our customers have told us that renewable energy is the solution they know they need, but it's the initial investment that can be a hurdle for so many energy-conscious Northerners. You may be pleased to know that Arctic Sun now makes renewable energy more affordable! Interested in learning more? Visit our new Financing page.
Subarctic Passive House Case Study:
A Superinsulated Foundation and Vapor Diffusion-Open Walls
This is an independent study of the passive solar home built by REINA’s Owner/Builder Thorsten Chlupp conducted by the Cold Climate Housing Research Center. Thorsten’s home demonstrates that buildings in subarctic climates can perform well without traditional heating systems, and it presents an innovative alternative for high-efficiency construction. To learn more, visit our Articles web page.
Please stay tuned.
Net Zero Energy homes produce as much energy as they use. Join Fairbanks builder Thorsten Chlupp for this workshop looking at Net Zero Energy building in Alaska. Thorsten will discuss his experiences building and living in NZE in Alaska. This workshop will cover practical lessons that explore limitations and solutions for Passive House and Zero Energy buildings in heating-dominated climates of Alaska. We will investigate how to overcome the hurdles of building high-efficiency structures in a cold climate, including lessons learned from building solar heated homes at Latitude 64.
Anchorage: November 1, 2013, 1-5 PM - BP Energy Center
Wasilla: November 2, 2013, 1-5 PM - Agate Inn
Community Energy Lecture Series
Karl Kassel of Arctic Sun, LLC served as guest presenter at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) popular series held at the Blue Loon. October's lecture was titled: "Winter’s Coming: Get Your Home Ready for Energy Efficiency and Comfort" (please click on link to watch this lecture on YouTube.)
Arctic Sun, LLC and Reina, LLC hosted these unique Renewable Energy Educational seminars. Click here to see event flyer.
June 25: Affordable Energy Now - Options, Economics, Financing
July 16: Myth-Busting Solar Thermal - Smart Design, Reliable Energy
August 27: Off-Grid Power - Energy Solutions for the Last Frontier
September 24: Passive Solar - Your Natural Solution Now
The IABA Homeshow 2013 - The staffs of Arctic Sun and Reina, LLC were out in force at this year's Home Show. Thorsten Chlupp gave a seminar on The True Cost of Super Insulation, and Karl Kassel gave a seminar on Renewable Economics in Fairbanks.
At Arctic Sun, under-performance is not an option. Our commitment is to lead the industry in expertise, provide unrivaled customer service, and to use only the highest quality, most reliable components, keeping a keen eye on the details.
PV Installation Professional Certification
Solar Heating Installation Certification
PV Technical Sales Certification
Arctic Sun solar projects are managed by a NABCEP certified professional at every step of the process: sales, design, installation, and service. For further information, visit the NABCEP website here.