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Solar Rewards Community Developer Resources

Our Solar*Rewards Community® allows Xcel Energy customers to support solar energy without installing their own solar system. Through the program, Garden Operators own and interconnect a garden to the Xcel Energy electric grid, then sell or lease solar subscriptions to Xcel Energy customers. Before formally applying to the Solar*Rewards Community program, first:

Pre-Application Reports Pre-Application Reports

Apply for a Solar Garden

Start your application

Already have an account? Access the SRC Portal Login for those already in the process.

*If a Garden Operator is applying for multiple gardens, they should enter the exact same information for the Garden Operator and Primary Application Manager sections on all applications. This will help to ensure all gardens are accessible in the developer portal.

Next steps after submitting your application

Step 1 - Initial Deposit/Escrow Step 1 - Initial Deposit/Escrow
Step 2 - Developer/Owner Validation and Permit Documentation Step 2 - Developer/Owner Validation and Permit Documentation
Step 3 - Engineering Review Step 3 - Engineering Review
Step 4 - Engineering Scoping Study Step 4 - Engineering Scoping Study
Step 5 - Design and Construction Step 5 - Design and Construction
Step 6 - Document and Contract Submission Step 6 - Document and Contract Submission
Step 7 - Witness Testing & Application Completion Step 7 - Witness Testing & Application Completion
Step 8 - Active Garden Step 8 - Active Garden
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Rather than crank up your heat in the winter, keep your thermostat at a moderate level and bundle up. (Who doesn't love fuzzy slippers?)

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