Montana Solar Financing

Alternative Energy Loan Program

What is it?
The Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) was established by the 57th Montana Legislature in 2001 with amendments dating from 2005. Its purpose is to provide a financing option to Montana homeowners, small businesses, non-profits and government entities to install alternative energy systems. The program is funded by air quality penalties collected by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Energy from these renewable systems is intended for use by the owner. Net-metering is allowed (see More Details). Energy conservation measures installed in conjunction with an alternative energy project may be funded through the program, limited to 20 percent of the loan amount.

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