17.85.105 ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
(1) The department shall fund alternative energy projects and capital investments for energy conservation purposes when done in conjunction with an alternative energy system that the department determines will best promote the use of alternative energy sources and distributed generation, as set forth in the state's Energy Policy Act (90-4-1001, MCA).
(2) To be eligible for funding, a project must be:
(a) located within Montana;
(b) technically appropriate for Montana's climate; and
(c) the construction or installation of an alternative energy system that generates energy through a proven methodology for the sole use of the customer-generator or for net metering, or for capital investments for energy conservation purposes when done in conjunction with an alternative energy system in a structure owned or leased by an entity listed in Title 75, chapter 25, part 1, MCA, as an eligible recipient of a loan.
(3) Projects designed to produce electricity for sale to third persons are not eligible for funding.
(4) An applicant must own or lease the real property where a project is proposed. For leased property, the applicant must submit the owner's permission for the project with the application. If the department determines that a lien on the real property is required, the department may not issue the loan unless each legal owner of the property signs the security agreement.
History: 75-25-102, MCA; IMP, 75-25-102, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 233, Eff. 2/14/03; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 3075, Eff. 12/22/06; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 670, Eff. 4/26/13.