Solar Power Rebate

The KCP&L Solar Power Rebate encourages the use of solar technology, a renewable power source that has a positive impact on the planet.

Solar panelsRenewable energy is a vital component of the future energy generation mix. The most popular type of solar power is photovoltaic (PV) cells in panels, strips or blocks. The cells turn the sun’s radiation into an electrical signal, which is converted for use in your home. You can rely on solar power to supply a percentage of your electricity, though most customers also use backup power from the grid. We’re encouraging investment in solar energy by providing a rebate for solar power.‚Äč

Missouri law determines that the costs of this program are shared among all our Missouri customers, not just those making an investment in solar energy. The payment of solar rebates is now subject to a one-time program limit, meaning the amount that KCP&L spends on rebates paid to solar customers cannot exceed $50 million in the KCP&L Great Missouri Operations area or $36.5 million in the KCP&L Missouri area. To find out which area you live in click here

Missouri law has also established the amount per watt used to calculate rebate payments every year until 2020, when the rebate program will end.* 

 

Earn a Rebate for Investing in Solar Power

Application Received

System Operational Date

Solar Rebate

Before December 31, 2013

Before June 30, 2014

$2.00/watt 

Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014

Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015

$1.50/watt 

Between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015
 

Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

$1.00/watt 

Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018

Between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019

$0.50/watt 

Between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019

Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020

$0.25/watt 


‚ÄčEarn a Rebate for Investing in Solar Power

System Operational
Date
Solar Rebate 
Before June 30, 2014

 $2.00/watt

Between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

 $1.50/watt

Between July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

 $1.00/watt

Between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

 $0.50/watt

Between July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

 $0.25/watt


The Solar Power Rebate is a popular program and given the rebate program limit, we've established a transparent and fair application process.

Information on the amount of rebates paid with respect to the program limit for each service area (KCP&L Missouri and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations) is available here

*See Missouri House Bill HB 142. 

**Once your net metering application has been received by KCP&L and an initial review shows that the forms are filled out correctly, KCP&L Engineering will review the application. For projects 10 kilowatts or less, KCP&L has 30 days to review the net metering application. For projects more than 10 kilowatts, KCP&L has 90 days to review the net metering application.

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