Solar power in Montana

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Solar power in Montana on rooftops could provide 28% of all electricity used in Montana from 3,200 MW of solar panels.[1]

Net metering is available to all consumers for up to at least 10 kW generation. Excess generation is rolled over each month but is lost once each year.[2]

Installed capacity[edit]

Source: NREL[3]
Grid-Connected PV Capacity (MW)[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Year Capacity Change % Change
2007 0.5
2008 0.7 40%
2009 0.7 0%
2010 0.7 0%
2011 0.7 0%
2012 2.2 1.4 200%
2013 3.0 0.9 41%
2014 4.0 1.0 33%
2015 4.5 0.5 12%
2016 5.5 1
2017 54 48.5
2018 55 1
2019 60.4 5.4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States
  2. ^ "Montana Electric Cooperatives - Net Metering". Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2011" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 6, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  6. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2010). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2009" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 25, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  7. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 23, 2009. Retrieved July 24, 2010.
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2008). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2007" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved July 24, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 23, 2009. Retrieved July 24, 2010.
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  11. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2014). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  12. ^ "Montana Solar". Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Fourth Quarter 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2020.

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