Northwest Solar Cooperative - Green Tag Purchase (Montana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Montana

Name Northwest Solar Cooperative - Green Tag Purchase
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Non-Profit
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Amount varies between 0.02/kWh and 0.10/kWh (was 0.02/kWh through 12/31/09)

Maximum Incentive None specified

Terms Up to 50 kW automatically approved; > 50 kW approved on case-by-case basis
Program Administrator Northwest Solar Cooperative
Date added to DSIRE 2007-03-09
Last DSIRE Review 2010-06-07

References DSIRE[1]


The Northwest Solar Cooperative* (NWSC) offers to purchase the rights to the environmental attributes or “Green Tags” derived from grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) or wind energy at a rate ranging from $0.02 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to $0.10/kWh. Residential and non-residential owners of PV and wind-energy systems installed after June 1, 2002, in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana are eligible to participate in the Green Tag Purchase Program.

The contract term does not have a fixed duration. Interested participants sign an agreement with NWSC to sell their Green Tags, report any system failures and submit AC production meter readings each year. The NWSC agrees to make payments to participants by March 31 of the year following production of Green Tags.

  • The NWSC is a not-for-profit service operated by Solar Oregon. It purchases Green Tags from many individual private sellers throughout the region, aggregates them, and sells them in one package to 3 Degrees Energy who, in turn, sells them to wholesale customers and consumers.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Hadley Price
Department Solar Oregon

Address 205 SE Grand Ave, Suite 205

Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97214


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"