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.


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, call us at (307) 672-5809, contact us on Facebook, connect with us on Twitter at @PRBResCouncil, or join us on Instagram at @PRBResCouncil.

Wyoming Solar Stories

Solar Newsletters

Our staff member, Hesid, has been writing monthly to bi-monthly solar newsletters for the past two years. Here is a mostly complete list

First Solar Interest Newsletter

November 2018 

December 2018 

Jan-Feb 2019 (Legislative Outreach)

March 2019 

April 2019

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

October-November 2019

Feb-March 2020

March 2020 Covid-19 cancellations and outreach

July-August 2020

Solar Resources

Community Solar Petition (Sheridan County)

We are petitioning MDU to build Community Solar in the Sheridan area. Click here to sign the petition.

Click here to learn how Community Solar could benefit our community: Community Solar in Sheridan.

Wyoming Solar Energy Association (WYSE)

The Wyoming Solar Energy Association promotes the development of the solar energy industry in Wyoming through educational outreach, advocacy and business services.

Wyoming Solar Installers Directory

Wyoming Solar Funding - Credit Unions

Wyoming Solar Funding - Large Banks

Find out what funding options are available for your solar project on your home or business. These lists will be updated periodically. Calling a bank will ensure you get the most current rates.

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

Wyoming Net Metering law.

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.

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit.

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.

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

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.

RMP Blue Sky Program.

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.

Solar Myths...Busted!

There are a lot of myths out there about using solar energy. Click on the link above to bust them!

Solar FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

Do you have a question about installing a solar system? Check our frequently asked questions. If you don't find an answer there, give us a call and we will answer your question or find someone who can.