Go Solar in 2023#
Commercial Solar Rebate Program#
Fort Collins Utilities supports customers generating their own renewable energy using solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The Commercial Solar Rebate Program provides incentives and guidance to help make sure each project is a success.
Applications for the 2023 Commercial Solar Rebate Program are now being accepted.
Commercial customers can receive rebates up to $50,000. Rebate amounts are calculated based on $0.50/Watt of DC system generation capacity and include a 20-year Renewable Energy Credit (REC) assignment to Fort Collins Utilities. See eligibility requirements below for more details.
Submit and Manage Applications
Apply for commercial solar interconnections and rebates through PowerClerk.
PowerClerk features a ‘pre-application’ feasibility module to manage your early inquiries into Utilities to vet the site location and system size (solar hosting capacity) for your proposed commercial solar project and/or energy storage system. Once Utilities reviews your feasibility application, PowerClerk will invite you to submit a full project application.
If you don't have a PowerClerk account yet, you can request one here.
- Must be a Fort Collins Utilities electric customer. View the City of Fort Collins Electric Service Area Map.
- PV system must be sized greater than 500 watts and less than the capacity to provide 120 percent of average annual energy use over the previous 24 months.
- Systems must meet Utilities Interconnection Standards (PDF 353KB).
- Customers must review and acknowledge interconnection policies.
- Equipment must be new and UL listed and named on the eligible equipment list.
- If the system is shaded between 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the applicant must submit a shading analysis.
- Customer agrees to manage trees and other potential shading sources to mitigate excess array shading from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The system must be installed within six months of the rebate reservation letter.
When you generate solar power, any energy you don't use immediately flows back into the electric grid. Utilities pays for the energy returned to the grid through net metering credits on your monthly utility bill (see infographic) based on the current commercial rates.
Did You Know?
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