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The state of solar in Montana

Montana has about 189 sunny days per year.* Some cities, like Billings, get as many as 201 days of sunshine each year.* The state's plentiful sunlight has attracted 26 solar companies and generated 288 solar power jobs. For now, just 0.29% of Montana's power comes from solar,* but more homes and businesses are switching to solar because it is cheaper than grid power.

How much solar energy does Montana produce?

The Treasure State has over 2,000 solar installations that generate 118.4 MW – enough to power over 16,000 homes. According to Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) projections, Montana's solar output should reach 596 MW over the next five years.*

What are the advantages of going solar in Montana?

Montana's solar energy availability is 26% higher than the national average, making the state a prime location for solar power. Over the past five years, the cost of solar power in the state has dropped by 43%, making now a great time to invest in solar panels. The clean energy from installing a solar system will reduce your carbon footprint, so you will be contributing to the fight against climate change with solar power.

Besides powering your home with clean energy, adding solar panels to your home can increase your property value by up to $13,000. Since Montana is a grid parity state, powering your home or business with solar is cheaper than relying on the grid. The money you save on energy will pay for the solar system in as little as 13 years.*

What's the best way to go solar in Montana?

When you’re ready to go solar, eliminate guesswork and unnecessary expenses by working with a licensed solar contractor that has experience helping homeowners and business owners get the perfect solar solutions for their needs.

Be sure to arrange for a consultation and get a custom design that tailors a solar solution to meet your specific budget, property, and energy needs. If you install high-quality solar systems from reputable brands, they should stand the test of time.

Look into getting a solar system that will boost your property's value and complement its aesthetics. In addition, a reputable solar provider should help you access every available solar incentive and rebate to help you reduce installation costs.

Get started now by requesting a free consultation with SunPower. We'll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

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SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.

  • *. Wood Mackenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020

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