$2 per watt (DC)
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. The rebate is set at $2.00 per watt with a maximum rebate of $50,000. Systems of 100 kW or less (the maximum size allowed under Missouri's net metering rules) qualify for rebates on the first 25 kW of installed capacity. Only systems that become operational after December 31, 2009 are eligible for the rebate.
In order to qualify for incentives, 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). Ownership of renewable energy credits (RECs) produced by participating systems is not specified in either the program rules or in Missouri's net metering rules.
This program arises from 2008 Proposition C, a ballot initiative that established a state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in Missouri and required the state's investor-owned utilities to offer solar rebates of at least $2.00 per installed watt up to a maximum of 25 kW per retail account for new or expanded systems that became operational after December 31, 2009.
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.