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%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States
  2. ^ "Montana Electric Cooperatives - Net Metering". Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  3. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 11 June 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 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  5. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  6. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2010). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2009" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-25. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  7. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2008). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2007" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-24.[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 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
  11. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2014). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2014-09-26.
  12. ^ []

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