Kyla Maki http://kufm.org en Solar power installations continue dropping in price, pay off in under ten years in MT http://kufm.org/post/solar-power-installations-continue-dropping-price-pay-under-ten-years-mt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The price of solar panels continues to drop, making them a more reasonable option for households.</span></p><p>Montanans are taking notice; solar adoption rates have been rising in the last five years.</p><p>A solar project just switched on in January at Helena’s River Rock Residences, a low-income senior housing complex operated by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Development Corporation.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:54:20 +0000 Dan Boyce 16774 at http://kufm.org Solar power installations continue dropping in price, pay off in under ten years in MT Renewable Energy Standard: A Good Deal for Montana http://kufm.org/post/renewable-energy-standard-good-deal-montana <p><strong>Renewable Energy Standard: A Good Deal for Montana&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p><p>In less than a decade, renewable energy generation has grown exponentially in the United States. In 2012, renewable energy accounted for nearly 50% of all new U.S. power generation. State renewable energy standards- policies requiring a minimum amount of a state’s electricity to come from renewable energy—are an important reason for this growth. Thirty states, including Montana, have adopted renewable energy standards.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:59:58 +0000 Kyla Maki 10865 at http://kufm.org