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Montana Solar Incentive Programs

Montana offers a number of cost-reducing incentives to encourage the conversion to solar power, including an available grant and tax credits.

Summary of Montana Incentive Programs
Federal Tax Credit 30%
State Tax Credit 35%
State Residential Credit $500

Montana Grant

Northwestern Energy offers a grant of $3W installed, to a maximum of $6000.

Montana Tax Credits

Montana offers a 35% tax credit to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.  There is also an additional $500 credit for residences.

For solar production and manufacturing facilities there is 50% tax abatement for 15 years, and an additional corporate tax reduction for 10 years for generating facilities.

Northwest Solar offers Green Tag purchases for $.02 kWh.

Solar production equipment is also property tax exempt.

Financing Options

The state offers a revolving loan program at 3.5% interest.  There are additional loan programs available through the federal government.

Additional information can be found by visiting the DSIRE:Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.