Kansas City Power & Light - Solar PV Rebates

March 15, 2017


Note: On March 9, 2016, KCP&L received approval to cease PV rebate payments under this program when a total of $36.5 million in payments have been made, which is expected to occur within the next year.

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. Only systems that become operational after December 31, 2009 are eligible for the rebate.

In order to qualify for the incentive, 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). 

This program arises from 2008 Proposition C, a ballot initiative that established a state renewable portfolio standard in Missouri and required the state's investor-owned utilities to offer solar rebates for new or expanded systems that became operational after December 31, 2009.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.kcplsave.com/residential/programs_and_services/solar_rebates/default.html
Administrator: Kansas City Power & Light
Start Date: 01/01/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Application received in 2014: $1.50/watt-DC
Application received in 2015: $1.00/watt-DC
Application received in 2016, 2017, or 2018: $0.50/watt-DC
Application received in 2019: $0.25/watt-DC
Eligible System Size: Systems of 100 kW or less (the limit for net metering in Missouri)
Equipment Requirements: 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.
Installation Requirements: Systems must be permanently installed, grid-tied and net-metered
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Customer-generator


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Tribal Government, Agricultural
Parameters: The incentive is 1.00 $/W


Name: Roland Maliwat
Organization: Kansas City Power & Light
Address: P.O. Box 418679
Kansas City MO 64141-9679
Phone: (816) 556-2200
Email: roland.maliwat@kcpl.com

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.