News Release | Environment Montana

Solar accounts for 30 percent of new U.S. energy added so far this year

A new analysis released today by SEIA/GTM Research shows Montana ranks 22nd for solar installations in the first quarter of 2017. Nationally, solar accounted for 30 percent of new energy capacity in that time.

This week, Governor Bullock vetoed SB 154, a bill that would have eliminated critical tax incentives for renewable energy projects. This bill was one of many pieces of anti-solar legislation to pass in the Montana state house year. Thank you for standing up for solar, Governor Bullock!

Report | Environment Montana Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.