Utility PV Rebate (Colorado)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Utility PV Rebate
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Minimum of 2.00/watt

Start Date 2004-12-01
Expiration Date None
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References DSIRE[1]


On November 2, 2004, Colorado voters passed Amendment 37, a proposed renewable energy requirement. The initiative requires Colorado utilities with 40,000 or more customers to generate or purchase a percentage of their electricity from renewable sources. Additionally, the initiative establishes a standard rebate offer for solar electric generation equipment and a state-wide net metering system.

Under the initiative, utilities are required to offer customers a minimum rebate of $2.00/watt of installed solar electric capacity, up to 100 kW. Systems may be net metered, and net excess generation may be carried forward as a credit to the following month’s consumption.

Amendment 37 took effect December 1, 2004, but the PUC has until April 1 to start crafting rules to enforce it. The rule-making process, which must be finished by March 31, 2006, gives utilities time to meet the requirements for 2007. Details yet to be decided include technology type and customer eligibility.

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Authority 1: Amendment 37, Article 2 of title 40, CO Revised Statutes
Date Effective 2004-12-01
Date Enacted 2004-11-02
Expiration Date None

  • 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)"