Renewable energy program

Renewable energy program

Our Renewable Energy Program for Photovoltaics supports and encourages the installation of solar PV generating systems at homes and businesses through net metering. Solar energy helps protect the environment, diversifies our energy supply, creates energy independence and reduces our summer peak capacity requirements.

Business and residential customers are eligible for a $0.25 per watt rebate. Depending on the installation, up to 40 percent of the total system cost could be covered by rebates and tax credits.

Moving to a location that already has solar? Fill out this form.

 

Apply for a new solar energy net metering system

Eligibility requirements:

  1. You must be a Colorado Springs Utilities electric customer.
  2. Premise must be owned by the customer receiving Colorado Springs Utilities electric service, or in the case of new construction, at a premise titled in the customer’s name.
  3. The minimum system size is 500 watts AC and maximum system size is 10 kilowatts AC for residential and 100 kilowatts AC for commercial systems.
  4. Carefully review the qualification standards in the Terms and Conditions of the application.
  5. All other important eligibility requirements are listed in the fact sheet.

Steps to install:

  1. Download and carefully follow all steps in the process sheet. It requires completion of the following forms:
    1. Interconnection agreement
    2. Net Metering application
  2. Submit agreement and application. Email or mail all required documentation to renewables@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Renewable Energy Rebate Program
    2855 Mesa Road, Mail Code 1330
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904
  3. Once you receive approval, you are eligible for a Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) plan review in order to receive a permit.
  4. Make an interconnection appointment after final inspection from PPRBD.

Steps to receive rebate:

  1. Complete Installation verification form.
  2. Gather all information for final invoice.
  3. Email or mail the verification form and invoice to renewables@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Renewable Energy Rebate Program
    2855 Mesa Road, Mail Code 1330
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904 

 Important information for installers:

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