Posts By: IPS Staff

Take a minute to digest these important updates from the MREA on what is happening with net metering in Montana and help preserve the incentives for switching to clean energy. Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 3:24 PM Subject: Montana Senate Considering Repeal of Clean Energy Tax Credits Ask your Senator to preserve these widely used… Read More

Montana solar has been running into some legislative obstacles. The Montana Renewable Energy Association explains in this email to their members: Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 4:32 PM Subject: [mrea] net metering policy update MREA Members–This week the House Energy committee voted down two of MREA’s priority bills to expand net metering. The votes… Read More

Let your voice be heard! NorthWestern Energy has declared their plans to roll back net metering in 2015. In an op-ed published last month, NorthWestern vice president John Hines said, “In the upcoming state legislative session, NorthWestern will be working to improve the net metering model.” Of course, the word ‘improve’ can mean many things,… Read More

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, a south-facing roof is best for solar panels (in the northern hemisphere). However, east-facing and west-facing roofs might make sense, financially, depending on the average number of peak sun hours per day in your locations, as well as the state-specific incentives you will be able to take advantage of…. Read More