Colorado Springs Utilities - Renewable Energy Rebate Program

December 20, 2023


NOTE: CSU is not offering a solar energy rebate in 2023.

Through its Renewable Energy Rebate Program, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) offers a rebate to customers who install grid-connected solar-electric (photovoltaic, or PV) systems. To calculate the PV system’s AC output, a de-rating factor is used to account for shading and suboptimal orientation or tilt.

All Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) generated from systems installed under this program are transferred to CSU for compliance with Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard.

The application, interconnection agreement, and other documents are available at the program website above. Qualifying PV modules and inverters must be included in the California Energy Commission's (CEC) lists of eligible equipment. Qualifying systems must also carry minimum manufacturer or installer warranties as outlined in the program guidelines.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Colorado Springs Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: PV: $0.10 per watt
Eligible System Size: Residential PV: 0.5kW - 15kW
Commercial PV: 0.5kW - 100kW
Equipment Requirements: The PV system and inverter must carry a minimum 5-year warranty.
PV Modules must carry a 20 year warranty against performance degradation below 80 percent of original output
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Colorado Springs Utilities


This program has 2 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The system has a maximum of 0.50 kW, The system has a minimum of 15.00 kW, The incentive is 0.10 $/W
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Federal Government
Parameters: The system has a maximum of 0.50 kW, The system has a minimum of 100.00 kW, The incentive is 0.10 $/W

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.