Solar Easements & Rights Laws

In Missouri, the right to utilize solar energy is a property right, but eminent domain may not be used to obtain such a property right. Easements obtained for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, remodeling, or acquisition of a solar energy system should be created in writing and are subject to the same conveyance and instrument recording requirements as other easements. Solar easements are considered a negative (i.e., restrictive or use prohibitive) easement and cannot be acquired by prescription; they must be negotiated expressly.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Interconnection Guidelines

The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted administrative rules for investor-owned utilities that included simplified interconnection standards, and electric cooperatives and municipal …

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric, Wind (Small)… More

 

Net Metering

Missouri enacted legislation in June 2007 requiring all electric utilities—investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives—to offer net metering to customers with systems…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric, Wind (Small)… More

 

Columbia Water & Light- Solar Rebates

Columbia Water & Light electric customers are eligible for a $400 rebate for the purchase of a new solar water heater. To apply for this rebate, a customer submits a pre-approval application to…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Kansas City Power & Light- Solar PV Rebates

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…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Clean Energy Development Boards

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Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Solar Property Tax Exemption

In Missouri, solar energy systems not held for resale are exempt from state, local, and county property taxes. As enacted in July 2013, the law does not define solar energy systems.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Missouri Clean Energy District

In July 2010 Missouri enacted the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act, which led to the creation of the statewide Missouri Clean Energy District (MCED) in January 2011.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Set the PACE St. Louis

Commercial property owners, community associations (e.g., Home Owners Associations), and some residential property owners are eligible for Set the PACE St. Louis. Currently, only residential prop…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Installers/Contractors

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting… More

 

City of Kansas City- Solar Easements and Geothermal Access

Owners of accessory solar energy systems are responsible for negotiating with other property owners for any desired solar easements to protect access to sunlight. An easements must be recorded in…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Nonprofit, Residential, Institutional

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps

 

Empire District Electric- Solar PV Rebates

Note: Effective May 16, 2015, Empire began offering this solar rebate to retail customers who installed eligible systems after December 31, 2009, and meet all other program requirements.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy