BEF - Renewable Energy Grant (Montana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Montana

Name BEF - Renewable Energy Grant
Incentive Type Non-Profit Grant Program
Applicable Sector Nonprofit, Local Government, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Animal Waste-to-Energy
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Non-Profit
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Up to 33% of total capital costs


References DSIRE[1]


Using revenues generated from the sales of Green Tags, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), a not-for-profit organization, accepts proposals for funding for renewable energy projects located in the Pacific Northwest (OR, WA, ID, MT). Any private person, organization, local or tribal government located in the Pacific Northwest may participate. Projects that generate electricity are preferred. Acceptable projects include solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electric, wind, hydro, biomass and animal waste-to-energy.

BEF may deliver funding through various means, including grants, loans, convertible loans, guarantees, and direct investments in renewable energy projects. BEF renewable energy grants and investments may range from a few thousand dollars for small installations, to significant investments in central station grid-connected renewable energy projects. If a BEF grant is requested for a generating project, the BEF share generally does not exceed $20,000, 33% of total capital costs and 0% of operating costs.

To be considered for funding for a project, please visit the web site and download information regarding the submittal of a Letter of Enquiry.

BEF generally does not fund residential and small business renewable energy projects with grants or investments. Rather, BEF supports installations for residential and small businesses customers through two cooperatives: the Northwest Solar Cooperative and Our Wind Co-op.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information Services BEF
Department Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Address 240 SW 1st Avenue
Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97204
Phone (503) 248-1905
Phone 2 (866) 233-8247

  • 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)"