Renewable Energy

Renewable energy creates jobs and stimulates the economy while decreasing harmful pollution. Wyoming has an opportunity to join many other states and nations in embracing the benefits that renewable energy can provide. We strongly advocate for the greater use of renewable energy to ease the economic transition within Wyoming from coal and other extractive resources and to promote a more sustainable energy future.

RENEWyoming

The Resource Council launched our RENEWyoming campaign in 2017 to provide education and information to increase interest in renewable energy in Wyoming. The campaign involves storytelling through video, print, and social media, as well as public information that provides more in-depth discussion on opportunities and barriers associated with renewables in Wyoming.

If you have a solar story and want to get involved, email us at info@powderriverbasin.org, call us at (307) 672-5809, contact us on Facebook, connect with us on Twitter at @PRBResCouncil, or join us on Instagram at @PRBResCouncil.

Videos

Bob and Carol LeResche's solar powered ranch near Clearmont.

Hollis Hackman's rooftop solar in Sheridan.

Tiger Tree Service's solar business in Laramie.

Richard Mack, Sheridan solar installer.

Christy and Paul Gerrits solar in Gillette.

Watch Bernie Barlow's solar installation in Sheridan.

Bobby Price of Price Solar and Electric in Sheridan.

Natrona County Meals on Wheels in Casper.

Anne Fuller's solar building in Big Horn.

Brad Mohrmann's solar in Sheridan.

Solar owners discuss their installations. 

Lois Dale-Bullock's solar in Albany County.

Solar Stories

Check out our publication, RENEWyoming: Solar Stories from the Cowboy State.

Solar Resources

Wyoming Solar Installer Directory.

Net Metering allows solar energy users to accumulate solar credits in times of overproduction and use it during times of lowered production. It also allows users to sell excess power back to the grid.

Net Metering explained by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Wyoming Net Metering law.

The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit allows renewable energy users to claim up to 30% of the cost of their system as a tax credit. It will not be available for long, however. To find out how to use this resource, click the link below.

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit.

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) assists rural and agricultural, for profit, businesses with the costs of installing renewable energy systems. This is a federal program available in all states.

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

The Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) Blue Sky Program assists nonprofit businesses and organizations with the costs of installing renewable energy systems. This program is only available through Rocky Mountain Power.

RMP Blue Sky Program.