Kansas City Power & Light - Solar Photovoltaic Rebates (Missouri)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Missouri

Name Kansas City Power & Light - Solar Photovoltaic Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount System first operational 1/1/2010 - 6/30/2014: 2.00/watt-DC

System first operational 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015: 1.50/watt-DC
System first operational 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016: 1.00/watt-DC
System first operational 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019: 0.50/watt-DC
System first operational 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020: 0.25/watt-DC

Eligible System Size Systems of 100 kW or less (the limit for net metering in Missouri)
Equipment Requirements Equipment must be new and certified by the California Energy Commission (CEC); modules and inverters require 10-year manufacturer's warranty; lockable external disconnect switch is required.
Start Date 2010-01-01
Expiration Date 2020-06-30

Installation Requirements Systems must be permanently installed, grid-tied and net-metered

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Customer-generator

Program Budget One-time cap: $50,000,000 in KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations areas and $36,500,000 in KCP&L Missouri area

Program Administrator Kansas City Power & Light
Website http://www.kcplsave.com/residential/programs_and_services/solar_rebates/default.html

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


Note: The one-time solar rebate cap in Greater Missouri Operations has been met. KCP&L is currently accepting solar rebate applications for the KCP&L Missouri area at $1.50 per watt.

Kansas City Power and Light and its affiliate Kansas City Power and Light Greater Missouri Operations (collectively referred to as KCP&L) offer rebates to their customers for the installation of net metered photovoltaic (PV) systems on their properties. The program is available to all of KCP&L's Missouri retail customers on generally available residential, commercial, and industrial rate schedules. Only systems that become operational after December 31, 2009 are eligible for the rebate.

In order to qualify for the incentive, a customer must have an electric account in good standing with the utility. Eligible systems must use new, commercially available equipment and be permanently installed on the customer's property. Installations must comply with all applicable federal, state and local codes and standards, including the state of Missouri's Net Metering Interconnection Standards. Rebate recipients must certify that the system will remain in operation on their property for its useful life (deemed to be a minimum of 10 years).

This program arises from 2008 Proposition C, a ballot initiative that established a state renewable portfolio standard in Missouri and required the state's investor-owned utilities to offer solar rebates for new or expanded systems that became operational after December 31, 2009.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Roland Maliwat
Department Kansas City Power & Light
Address P.O. Box 418679
Place Kansas City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 64141-9679
Phone (816) 556-2200

Email roland.maliwat@kcpl.com
Website http://www.kcpl.com/

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


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