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Montana Solar

Data Current Through:

Q3 2023

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
38th (44th in 2022)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
48,222 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
30 (4 Manufacturers, 21 Installers/Developers, 5 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$471 million
Prices have fallen
42% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
888 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in Montana

  • South Mills Solar in Hardin was developed by Enerparc and came online in 2017. This 4.2 MW project produces enough electricity to power 583 homes.
  • At 4.1 MW, Magpie Solar in Lavina is among the largest solar installations in Montana. Completed by Cypress Creek Renewables in 2017, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 569 homes.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Montana

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Montana, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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Montana State Solar Policy Resources

Montana Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Montana public utilities

Montana State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Montana

Montana State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

DSIRE Incentives Database – Montana – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Montana and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration – Montana State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

Montana Renewable Energy Association