Despite being restricted by arbitrary limitations from the local utility, the Trump administration's recent ruling for a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules, and a "hangover" from 2016's solar boom, the Montana solar industry continues to grow.
Read the op ed in the Billings Gazette by Orion Thornton and Henry Dykema that breaks down the topic here.
To back up their point on the resiliency of the Montana solar industry, check out the latest National Solar Jobs Census from the Solar Foundation here. The solar industry in Montana grew 24% from 2016 to 2017!
Montana began to see more large-scale solar in 2017