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Welcome to Harvest Solar MT, a locally owned and operated solar electric company based in Bozeman, MT.
Providing solar electric solutions for home and business owners.
Free Site Assessments
Let us visit you home or business and create a customized bid for you. Together we can come up with a plan that will suit your needs and budget.
Making Solar Work For You
Take advantage of a NorthWestern Energy grant up to $6000, 30% Federal tax credit, and up to $1000 MT tax credit.
Come learn some information about Harvest Solar and our experience in the field.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Panels are rated to 1” diameter hail at 50mph.
- Homeowners add their system to their insurance with a very minimal bump to their premium. About a dollar a month in most cases although each coverage is different.
- If your panels break in the hail then you are certainly going to need a new roof. Adjusters will include the price of take-off and re-install when they assess the damage to your roof.
- The beauty of grid-tied solar is that it is plug and play. With no moving parts once a system is installed it will produce with no maintenance.
- While rain and snow help to clean dust and grime from the panels for the best possible performance cleaning the panels from time to time is not a bad idea. For homeowners who are not comfortable accessing their roof Harvest Solar offers a very reasonable panel cleaning service.
- Most Grid-Tied Systems do not have batteries therefore have no way of storing their electricity. Therefore if the grid goes down so does their home power.
- Harvest Solar can design a Battery-Backup system for people that will allow them to provide power for critical loads such as well pumps and refrigerators if the client is concerned about power-failures.
- Harvest Solar can implement a generator back-up system, which is best suited for areas that experience frequent power outages.
- With reliable power and infrequent outages many customers in the Gallatin Valley do not need this type of back-up power and therefore do not need to pay the associated costs that these systems require.
- Panel prices have found their bottom line. After decreasing significantly over the past four years there is really not much lower they can go.
- While the government incentives are available until 2016 there is no guarantee that the utility incentives will stick around.
- Just last year the Montana legislature attempted to over-turn net-metering, which would have made a solar investment very difficult. However customers that already had net-metered systems were to be grandfathered in. While the future is bright for solar the current prices and incentives make now an optimal time to buy.
You guys are the best. I am already seeing a return on my investment.