Missoula County recognizes the importance of encouraging the development of solar energy and is committed to increasing residential and commercial access to solar resources. In recognition of the county’s efforts to make it faster, easier, and more affordable to install solar energy systems, Missoula County, with technical assistance from the Montana Renewable Energy Association, has been awarded a Bronze Designation by SolSmart, a U.S. Department of Energy program that recognizes communities that are “open for solar business.”
Questions about solar? Contact Diana Maneta, Energy Conservation and Sustainability Coordinator, at (406) 258-3424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solar Energy Permitting Checklists for Residential and Commercial SystemsResidential Solar Energy Permitting Checklist
Commercial Solar Energy Permitting Checklist
Find an Installer
Many solar installation businesses operate in the Missoula area. Several of those businesses are members of the Montana Renewable Energy Association, and you can find their information on the MREA Installer Directory webpage here.
Financing and Incentives
Montana’s personal income tax credit, and other state incentives
Federal income tax credit
Missoula Federal Credit Union solar loans and residential financial analysis
Montana Department of Environmental Quality Loan Program
Missoula County Odyssey Online Permitting Site
PVWatts Solar Energy Calculator
Planning a Home Solar Electric System (US Department of Energy)
Solar Basics for Kids (US Energy Information Administration)
Solar information from Climate Smart Missoula