After many requests, and much research, I have put together what I hope will be the simplest and most appropriate set of links to guide you to the most current Federal, State and Agency incentives and Grants that are available to the Missoula area and western Montana. Though I will do my best to keep this updated and will add or remove links from time to time, Scott Solar can not guarantee the availability of any particular program or the qualification of any applicant. I provide these links for your assistance and so you know there are many ways to help make your projects happen!
Because there are so many incentives and grants and because due to the range of the internet and the calls I have received from across the country, this link is the best source I have found for the whole country.
This site is a real good goverment funded site, however with things constantly changing, I have found information that has been out of date. So, please verify your information by making calls to the agencies.
Information on the Federal tax incentives can be found at this link.
Form 5695 for RESIDENTIAL
Form 3468 for COMMERCIAL
Information on the State of Montana tax incentives can be found at these links.
Form ENRG-B for RESIDENTIAL
Form AEPC for COMMERCIAL
Montana's Department of Enviromental Quanilty offers a Revolving Loan Program.
Residential loan application
Business loan application
Northwestern Energy serves a large portion western Montana and offers assistance in many ways;
Northwestern offers a Renewable Energy Program.
Those individuals installing grid tie renewable energies can apply for a NET METER.
Northwestern also offers many Energy Conservation grants.
A good summery of their incentives is HERE.