Columbia Water & Light - Solar Rebates (Missouri)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Missouri

Name Columbia Water & Light - Solar Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, State Government, Fed. Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Solar Water Heater: 400 for electric customers or 800 for natural gas customers

Photovoltaic System: 500/kW

Eligible System Size Photovoltaic System: 0.25 kW - 10 kW system
Equipment Requirements Solar Water Heater: System must be SRCC OG-300 rated, come with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty, and replace existing water heating system.

Photovoltaic System: 15-year manufacturer's warranty on panels, 2-year warranty on grid-tied sine wave inverters. Must meet all applicable UL, IEEE, and NEC certifications.

Maximum Incentive Photovoltaic System: 5,000
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Customers using the photovoltaic incentive must sign agreement not to sell or transfer any renewable energy attributes generated by the system.

Program Administrator Columbia Water & Light

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Columbia Water & Light (CWL) offers rebates to its commercial and residential customers for the purchase of solar water heaters and solar photovoltaic systems. These rebates are available for solar water heaters that were installed after April 2007, and for solar photovoltaic systems that were installed after June 2007. Following installation of any of these efficiency measures, applicable building or plumbing permits should be secured.

Columbia Water & Light electric customers are eligible for a $400 rebate for the purchase of a new solar water heater. To apply for this rebate, a customer submits a pre-approval application to Columbia Water & Light prior to installation and commits to maintaining the system for at least five years. The application can be found on the program website listed above. Customers with an existing natural gas water heater are eligible for an $800 rebate if they convert to a solar electric water heating system.

Customers are eligible for a $500 rebate for each kilowatt (kW) of solar photovoltaic installed. Pre-project approval is required in order for a system to be eligible for a rebate. Systems must be between 0.25 kW and 10 kW in size and must meet a variety of interconnection, net metering, and rebate requirements. All attributes associated with the production of energy from the system accrue to the CWL under the utility's net metering agreement. Federal tax credits are applicable on top of these incentives.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Connie Kacprowicz
Department Columbia Water & Light
Address PO Box 6015
Place Columbia, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65205
Phone (573) 874-7325


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


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