Home Solar+ Storage

Achieve home energy resiliency in Montana with premium solar plus storage solutions installed by Independent Power Systems. We are proud to be Montana’s only SunPower Elite Dealer, offering the world’s most efficient and robust home solar panels. Start your solar journey today with a free quote  to see how much you could save!

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SunPower Solar Modules
Blue Ion 2.0 Battery Pack

Home Solar in Montana

Whether you want your home and community to run on more sustainable energy or you’re just fed up with your utility and want to save money each month on your electricity bill, we have the solutions to start you on a path to energy independence.

Solar Energy

There are now over 2 million solar systems in the U.S. with a new homeowner going solar roughly every 90 seconds. Learn how easy it is to get solar panels for your home and to start saving on your monthly electricity bills!

Energy Storage

Home battery backups are becoming more important than ever as homeowners want to ensure they have power when they need it most. Batteries add tremendous value to both off-grid and grid-tied home solar systems.

Solar Energy

Home Solar Made Simple

Starting your home on a path to savings and sustainability is easy thanks to elegant, reliable energy solutions from Independent Power Systems. Our award-winning team of solar pioneers is here to answer any and all questions you have about the solar process. Not sure what solar incentives are available in Montana or what system is right for your home? No problem! Our experts can help determine the most reliable and efficient system to maximize make the most of your available roof space. Worried about power outages or home energy resiliency? We’ve got you covered there too with powerful energy storage solutions for both grid-tied and off-grid applications.

SunPower Solar Modules on roof of home with couple sitting on porch

Residential Solar in Montana

Powered by the Sun

Sunlight

The sun streams millions of tiny bits of energy called photons toward Earth every single day in the form of sunlight.

Transform

Before the power can be used, the inverter needs to transform the DC electricity to alternating current (AC).

Absorb

When the sun’s rays hit your solar panels, the semiconducting material inside absorbs the photons.

Power

AC electricity, generated from renewable energy, runs from the electrical panel to all the outlets throughout your building.

Invert

Energy from the photons forces electrons out of the panels as direct current (DC) electricity which then goes to the inverter.

Collect

When your system produces excess electricity, it gets fed into the grid (and you can get a credit).

Sunlight

The sun streams millions of tiny bits of energy called photons toward Earth every single day in the form of sunlight.

Absorb

When the sun’s rays hit your solar panels, the semiconducting material inside absorbs the photons.

Invert

Energy from the photons forces electrons out of the panels as direct current (DC) electricity which then goes to the inverter.

Transform

Before the power can be used, the inverter needs to transform the DC electricity to alternating current (AC).

Power

AC electricity, generated from renewable energy, runs from the electrical panel to all the outlets throughout your building.

Collect

When your system produces excess electricity, it gets fed into the grid (and you can get a credit).

Why not partner with the best?

SUNPOWER
ELITE DEALERS

We’re proud to be Montana’s only SunPower Elite Dealer, consistently achieving exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction and delivering superior solar technologies to our communities. For more than 35 years, SunPower has been the leader in solar panel manufacturing and has continued to push the boundaries of efficiency. Today, they hold the record(s) for world’s most efficient home solar panels and back up their products with a comprehensive 25-year Performance, Product and Labor warranty,

Solar in Montana

HIGHEST WATTAGE SOLAR PANELS, PERIOD.

Sunpower solar panels use patented Maxeon™ cell technology that provides unparalleled strength and durability thanks to its unique copper backing. Compared to conventional panels, SunPower’s solar panels produce 60% more energy over the first 25 years using the same space. 

SunPower Maxeon Solar Cell

HIGHEST WATTAGE SOLAR PANELS, PERIOD.

Sunpower solar panels use patented Maxeon™ cell technology that provides unparalleled strength and durability thanks to its unique copper backing. Compared to conventional panels, SunPower’s solar panels produce 60% more energy over the first 25 years using the same space. 

SunPower Solar Panel

Powerful Solar Incentives in Montana

Between powerful local and federal incentives like the 26% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and utility programs like solar net-metering, there has never been a better time to go solar in Montana. The state currently offers a Solar Tax Credit of $500 per individual or $1,000 per household, as well as sales and property tax exemptions for qualifying systems. Lower upfront costs, plus your monthly energy savings from solar mean your system will pay for itself in no time. Hurry though, the federal solar tax credit is set to diminish in value at the end of 2020!

Energy STorage

Blue Ion Battery Packs

High Performance Energy Storage

IPS is proud to offer robust and resilient energy storage solutions like the new Blue Ion 2.0 which sets the bar for battery performance. With its rapid recharge capability and 100% discharge rate, the Blue Ion 2.0 is ideal for off-grid and home storage applications. The safer Lithium Ferrous Phosphate chemistry means the batteries require no maintenance and remain stable even under the most demanding physical conditions. 

Blue Ion Battery Packs

Home Battery Backups

Discover home energy automation with high-tech smart home solutions like the sleek sonnen ecoLinx. Day or night (or even during an outage), the ecoLinx complements your solar panels by managing and maximizing how you use energy in your home without disrupting your lifestyle.

sonnen ecolinx battery
sonnen certified dealer seal

Home Battery Backups

Discover home energy automation with high-tech smart home solutions like the sleek sonnen ecoLinx. Day or night (or even during an outage), the ecoLinx complements your solar panels by managing and maximizing how you use energy in your home without disrupting your lifestyle.

sonnen ecolinx battery
sonnen certified dealer seal

A little bit about us

Independent Power Systems

Independent Power Systems (IPS) has been designing and installing premium solar plus storage systems for residential and commercial customers in Montana since 1996. Our team of highly skilled engineers, electricians, and installers is committed to innovation in energy resilience and sustainability as well as helping the Montana community achieve energy independence, do right by the environment, and save money in the process.

To date, IPS has installed thousands of grid-tied, off-grid, remote wind, and microgrid systems. We take integrity very seriously and are not satisfied unless all our designs and installations are completed with long-term energy security and resilience in mind. Using the most powerful solar panels on the market and robust energy storage solutions, we provide high-quality, high-efficiency installations no matter the application. Discover truly independent energy for yourself. 

Solar installer on roof in Colorado

Testimonials

“5 years ago, Independent Power Systems installed panels on my house. They were very professional, installation was flawless and panels worked great. I just moved to a new house and immediately contacted them for an estimate for panels on the new house. They came promptly, gave me a very good feedback and I will go with the new panels in the near future.”

Tomas G.
Homeowner

“IPS installed a 4.5kW SunPower PV system on my roof in late 2006, and it’s consistently generated its design specification of an average of 550 kWh/month since then, every year for the past 13 years, literally maintenance- and incidence-free.”

Joe W.
Homeowner

“We hired Independent Power Systems on the recommendation of a friend who had had them do their solar installation. From beginning to end of the project (11.1 kw), Dan and his crew were extremely professional, on task, easy to work with, and very diligent–even to the extent of working weekends to get the project done on time. We are really pleased we hired IPS and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a solar install. In fact, when the inspector came, he said that, of all the solar installers in Bozeman, IPS is by far the best. We completely agree.”

Matt B.
Homeowner

“We had a WONDERFUL experience with the whole Independent Power Systems crew. They were knowledgeable, prompt and considerate. We highly recommend them.”

Jeffrey P.
Homeowner

Get started
with a free Quote.

Start your home solar journey in just minutes and connect with our award-winning team.

Get started with a free Quote.

Start your home solar journey in just minutes and connect with our award-winning team.