Solar power in Montana

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Solar power in Montana on rooftops can provide 19% of all electricity used in Montana.[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]
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%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Report Argues for a Decentralized System of Renewable Power Generation
  2. ^ Montana Electric Cooperatives - Net Metering
  3. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2011". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 17. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  5. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  6. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2010). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2009". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  7. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2008). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2007". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. 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". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2014-09-26. 

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