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Solar Investment in Montana Unlikely if Commission Order Stands

Dozens of solar energy projects and millions in economic investment across the state are on the line HELENA, MT – Yesterday the Montana solar community filed a petition in state district court challenging a Montana Public Service Commission order that undercuts the competitive landscape for small solar development in Montana. Vote Solar, the Montana Environmental ...

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2017 Mountain West Roundup

There is an old adage in the West: “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting”. I think it’s safe to say that Westerners also love to fight about solar. The Mountain West has sunshine galore—a resource unmatched by anything except the independent, fighting spirit of the Wild West. In this turbulent age of division ...

Net Metering

Like rollover minutes for a cell phone, net metering gives solar energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they contribute to the grid.

This simple billing arrangement is one of the most important state policies for helping Americans generate their own power from the sun. By encouraging private investment in local solar power, it’s creating jobs, reducing utility costs, and building a cleaner energy future for us all.