Colorado Disclaimers

Savings

As a community solar subscriber, your solar credits, and resulting savings on annual energy costs will vary depending on the state program or specific solar garden. Your cost savings is dependent on your energy usage and the portion of the community solar garden allocation you receive. Your individual solar garden allocation would be determined using your current monthly energy usage with your existing utility company. People who subscribe to a community solar garden in Colorado can save up to 5% on their annual energy costs.

Sustainability

Over 127 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are offset each year by American solar power. That’s like planting over 2 billion trees.

Source: Solar Energy Industries Association Trade Tech Environment and Solar Energy Industries Association Climate Change

Access

A National Renewable Energy Laboratories and Department of Energy 2015 report estimated that roof accessibility issues prevented nearly 50% of consumers and businesses from being able to host photovoltaic (PV) systems. Among the issues noted:

  • Property renters may not be allowed to install solar on the property.

  • Multi-tenant dwellings or businesses may not own their rooftop or have access to a large enough roof space for PV installation.

  • Owners or renters may not have access to ample or proper roof space for installation

This number of nearly 50% did not factor in those consumers and businesses who may not be able to afford rooftop installation and maintenance, which would only increase the percentage of those unable to install PV systems.

Source: Report by National Renewable Energy Laboratories and Department of Energy, 2015.

Promotions

Find sources of information and additional detail about signing up for community solar in Colorado with Nelnet Renewable Energy.

New Subscriber Offers

$100 Bill Credit for New Colorado Subscribers

To qualify for this bill credit offer, the Subscriber must use COLORADOSAVES in the promo code during sign-up. The $100 bill credit shall be applied to outstanding amounts for subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber (as defined below) after each of the following events occur: (1) Nelnet Renewable Energy sends the second invoice for subscription fees to the Subscriber; (2) the Subscriber’s community solar project begins generation of power back to the Subscriber’s utility; and (3) such utility applies solar credits to the Subscriber’s utility bill. The bill credit will only be applied to outstanding amounts for subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber and cannot be applied to the Subscriber’s (or any other party’s) utility bill or any other bill or invoice or otherwise converted into a sum of money which is reimbursable or payable to the Subscriber (or any other party). If the Subscriber has a negative or zero balance, the bill credit will be applied to the next billing cycle, if applicable. The bill credit may be applied over multiple invoices if the outstanding amount of subscription fees owed by the Subscriber after the second Nelnet Renewable Energy subscription fee invoice is less than the $100 value of the bill credit. In this instance, Nelnet Renewable Energy will apply the maximum value of the Subscriber’s invoice, not to exceed $100, and will apply any remaining portion of the $100 bill credit to future invoices. If the Subscriber terminates the Subscriber’s community solar subscription agreement before Nelnet Renewable Energy sends the second invoice for subscription fees, the Subscriber shall not be entitled to any portion of the $100 bill credit with respect to any invoice sent by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber (including any invoice sent by Nelnet Renewable Energy prior to the Subscriber terminating the community solar subscription agreement). If a Subscriber fails to pay any subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy by the due date stated in the applicable invoice, the Subscriber shall not be entitled to any portion of the $100 bill credit. This offer of the $100 bill credit is only valid until December 31, 2023.

A Subscriber is defined as one who has enrolled in a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project, executed the community solar subscription agreement and had such subscription account verified by Nelnet Renewable Energy. A Subscriber will not be eligible for the $100 bill credit if such Subscriber does not meet each of the requirements set forth in the preceding sentence.

$100 Bill Credit for KTCL Listener Subscribers

To qualify for this bill credit offer, the Subscriber must use KTCLSAVES in the promo code during sign-up. The $100 bill credit shall be applied to outstanding amounts for subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber (as defined below) after each of the following events occur: (1) Nelnet Renewable Energy sends the second invoice for subscription fees to the Subscriber; (2) the Subscriber’s community solar project begins generation of power back to the Subscriber’s utility; and (3) such utility applies solar credits to the Subscriber’s utility bill. The bill credit will only be applied to outstanding amounts for subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber and cannot be applied to the Subscriber’s (or any other party’s) utility bill or any other bill or invoice or otherwise converted into a sum of money which is reimbursable or payable to the Subscriber (or any other party). If the Subscriber has a negative or zero balance, the bill credit will be applied to the next billing cycle, if applicable. The bill credit may be applied over multiple invoices if the outstanding amount of subscription fees owed by the Subscriber after the second Nelnet Renewable Energy subscription fee invoice is less than the $100 value of the bill credit. In this instance, Nelnet Renewable Energy will apply the maximum value of the Subscriber’s invoice, not to exceed $100, and will apply any remaining portion of the $100 bill credit to future invoices. If the Subscriber terminates the Subscriber’s community solar subscription agreement before Nelnet Renewable Energy sends the second invoice for subscription fees, the Subscriber shall not be entitled to any portion of the $100 bill credit with respect to any invoice sent by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber (including any invoice sent by Nelnet Renewable Energy prior to the Subscriber terminating the community solar subscription agreement). If a Subscriber fails to pay any subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy by the due date stated in the applicable invoice, the Subscriber shall not be entitled to any portion of the $100 bill credit. This offer of the $100 bill credit is only valid until December 31, 2023.

A Subscriber is defined as one who has enrolled in a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project, executed the community solar subscription agreement and had such subscription account verified by Nelnet Renewable Energy. A Subscriber will not be eligible for the $100 bill credit if such Subscriber does not meet each of the requirements set forth in the preceding sentence.

$100 Bill Credit for KBCO Listener Subscribers

To qualify for this bill credit offer, the Subscriber must use KBCOSAVES in the promo code during sign-up. The $100 bill credit shall be applied to outstanding amounts for subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber (as defined below) after each of the following events occur: (1) Nelnet Renewable Energy sends the second invoice for subscription fees to the Subscriber; (2) the Subscriber’s community solar project begins generation of power back to the Subscriber’s utility; and (3) such utility applies solar credits to the Subscriber’s utility bill. The bill credit will only be applied to outstanding amounts for subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber and cannot be applied to the Subscriber’s (or any other party’s) utility bill or any other bill or invoice or otherwise converted into a sum of money which is reimbursable or payable to the Subscriber (or any other party). If the Subscriber has a negative or zero balance, the bill credit will be applied to the next billing cycle, if applicable. The bill credit may be applied over multiple invoices if the outstanding amount of subscription fees owed by the Subscriber after the second Nelnet Renewable Energy subscription fee invoice is less than the $100 value of the bill credit. In this instance, Nelnet Renewable Energy will apply the maximum value of the Subscriber’s invoice, not to exceed $100, and will apply any remaining portion of the $100 bill credit to future invoices. If the Subscriber terminates the Subscriber’s community solar subscription agreement before Nelnet Renewable Energy sends the second invoice for subscription fees, the Subscriber shall not be entitled to any portion of the $100 bill credit with respect to any invoice sent by Nelnet Renewable Energy to the Subscriber (including any invoice sent by Nelnet Renewable Energy prior to the Subscriber terminating the community solar subscription agreement). If a Subscriber fails to pay any subscription fees invoiced by Nelnet Renewable Energy by the due date stated in the applicable invoice, the Subscriber shall not be entitled to any portion of the $100 bill credit. This offer of the $100 bill credit is only valid until December 31, 2023.

A Subscriber is defined as one who has enrolled in a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project, executed the community solar subscription agreement and had such subscription account verified by Nelnet Renewable Energy. A Subscriber will not be eligible for the $100 bill credit if such Subscriber does not meet each of the requirements set forth in the preceding sentence.

Referral Offers

New Subscribers Referred By Nelnet Renewable Energy Subscribers

A subscriber to a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project and who refers others to community solar will receive a $50 bill credit. The referee must complete the sign-up process using the referrer’s Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar account email address in the promo code field. The process for the referrer to receive a $50 bill credit and the referee to receive a $100 bill credit is as outlined above in $100 Bill Credit for Subscribers. The referrer must be a subscriber at the time of the bill credit disbursement. There are no limits to the number of qualified referrals per household. This offer is valid through 12/31/23.

Colorado’s Climate Action Roadmap

As part of Colorado’s bold climate action roadmap, the state is working to transition to 100% clean electricity generation by 2040.

Source: Colorado Energy Office.

Growth of Community Solar

Solar is fast becoming the future of renewable energy. Just in the first quarter of 2021, the U.S. installed 5 gigawatts (GWdc) of solar PV capacity, reaching 102.8 GWdc of total installed capacity. That’s enough to power 18.6 million American homes. At this rate, the U.S. solar industry will install an additional 160 GW of capacity over the next 5 years.

Source: Solar Energy Industries Association

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator can help you convert abstract measurements into everyday terms, such as the annual emissions from power plants, homes, vehicles, and more. While the calculator is useful in communicating your greenhouse gas reduction strategy, the numbers provided are estimates and are intended for communication purposes only. They should not be used for formal emissions analysis or carbon footprints.

Source: Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Cancellation Fees

There are no cancellation fees for residential subscribers. If you move and your new address is in the same project territory, you can remain subscribed to the same project – but please let us know so we can update your information. If you move outside the project coverage area, please call us. We may have another project available in your new neighborhood. If you change your mind, there’s no fee to cancel. Notice is often required, and the length of any notice needed is explained in your agreement.

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