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Past Events Events

How to Develop Community-Scale Solar in Montana

On June 28th 2018, the Montana Solar Community Project held a workshop in Helena to discuss solar PV, successful solar projects developed in Montana and the lessons learned from them, and financial resources available to Montana communities interested in developing community-scale solar projects of their own. Browser the videos in the playlist below.

To view different videos in the playlist, click the list button in the top left of the video. Or watch the videos on YouTube by clicking the links below: Introduction to How to Develop Community-Scale Solar and the MSCP Solar PV 101 Success Stories in Developing Community-Scale Solar in Montana Solar and Affordable Housing USA's Rural Energy America Program (REAP)Funds Available for Solar in Montana Montana Solar Community Project Funding Opportunity



Community Outreach Meetings

Community Outreach Meeting - The Montana Solar Community Project held eight community outreach meetings across Montana in September and October 2017. The meetings were held in:

  • Malta
  • Great Falls
  • Miles City
  • Billings
  • Missoula
  • Butte
  • Bozeman
  • Polson

More than 130 attendees showed up for the eight meetings to hear MSCP partners discuss community-scale solar opportunities for Montana and to share their own visions for how they would like to see solar integrated into their communities in the future. Input from attendees will be incorporated into MSCP's future activities and will help guide the Solar Menu of Options report MSCP is currently preparing to help walk communities through the processes of planning, building support for, funding, and developing solar energy projects. A summary of the meetings' findings is available here and the presentation used by the Montana Energy Office is available here.