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.

2019 Solar Rebate Information

  • Customers will have up to 90 days to file an interconnection agreement.
  • KCP&L Missouri and GMO each have $8 million available for rebates which will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Rebates will be paid out at $0.50 per watt before June 30th of 2019. Start July 1, rebates will be paid out at $0.25 per watt until the funds are depleted.  
  • Business Social Service Programs: $500k in each jurisdiction will be made available to non-profit businesses that receive general electric service and are primarily used for low-income public social services such as food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, employment servicers, worker training, job banks, child care and otherwise determined by KCP&L. 

How it works 

Renewable 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. You may also be eligible for Federal taxSolar panel credits.

Missouri law determines that the costs of this rebate 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 $8 million in the KCP&L Great Missouri Operations area or $8 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 on or before December 31 of the year

Operational on or before June 30th of the year*

Solar Rebate per Watt

2013

2014

$2.00

2014

2015

$1.50

2015

2016

$1.00

2016

2017

$0.50

2017

2018

$0.50

2018 2019

$0.50

2019 2019

$0.50

2019 2023 

$0.25

Rebates will be paid if the customer meets all the requirements but the operational date is missed due to actions by the company.

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

Solar power rebate process

  • Solar rebate or solar rebate and net metering application received.
  • Solar rebate award or denial notification.
  • Net metering application approved or denied within 10 days of receipt. 
  • Following administrative approval, the application proceeds to engineering for technical review.
  • Customer has 12 months from date of the rebate award to complete construction.
  • When construction is complete, customer should request a field inspection from KCP&L by responding to the email notification that the net metering application was approved.
  • Pending a successful inspection, KCP&L will have 30 days to schedule meter exchange. The day the meter is exchanged is the “system operational date,” which is the day your solar rebate payment begins processing.
  • Solar rebates are paid upon completion of project and receipt of required documents and signatures.
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 SB 564. 
*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.