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Committee Bill Will Improve Access to Tax Credits
Committee Bill Will Improve Access to Tax Credits
15 Sep 2020

The Revenue Interim Committee will send a draft bill to the Legislature to make renewable energy tax credits more accessible.

Protecting Common Sense Installation Design at the PSC
Protecting Common Sense Installation Design at the PSC
10 Jul 2020

How the definition of "premises" impacts practical, common sense solar and wind installations in Montana.

Delayed Action on Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Delayed Action on Renewable Energy Tax Credits
29 Apr 2020
During its April 29th meeting, the Revenue Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature discussed the state's tax credit that supports small-scale renewable energy installations (like roofto...
Takeaways from the 2019 National Solar Jobs Census (Part 2)
Takeaways from the 2019 National Solar Jobs Census (Part 2)
27 Apr 2020
It's become an annual tradition here at MREA to celebrate the release of The Solar Foundation's National Solar Jobs Census report, which was released earlier this year. Read on for MREA's an...
Net Metering: So, what happens now?
Net Metering: So, what happens now?
19 Mar 2020

Last Thanksgiving, the Montana Public Service Commission rejected a utility proposal that would have made it impossible for net metering customers installing rooftop solar and small wind, for example, to save money on their energy bills. The ruling was a huge win, but the question remains: so, what happens now? In short: nothing - and that's a great thing! We explore the more detailed answer to that question in this post.

Takeaways from the 2019 National Solar Jobs Census (Part 1)
Takeaways from the 2019 National Solar Jobs Census (Part 1)
20 Feb 2020

MREA presents 15 Facts from the Solar Foundation's 2019 National Solar Job Census. Read our analyses of the census to get the key facts and figures on national solar industry trends.

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The Montana Renewable Energy Association is a membership based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000. We are businesses, individuals, families, and advocates dedicated to expanding Montana’s use of renewable energy in order to conserve natural resources, create jobs, and increase the independence and resilience of our communities. Join us!

Our mission is to expand the use of renewable energy in Montana, to affect public policy in favor of renewable energy, and to educate and inform the residents of Montana of the benefits and uses of renewable energy. Our focus is on-site and community-scale renewable energy such as solar electricity, solar hot water, and small wind generation.

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