Consumer-Owned Solar Installation

Consumers interested in cutting their power bill by installing solar panels – please call our office first.

We want you to be an informed consumer before you buy a solar system, and we certainly want you to know all of your options and all of your costs before you install a system.

Please be wary of high-pressure salespeople demanding your immediate commitment to purchase solar panels for your home or business. Please also be wary of door-to-door or third-party solar brokers using their simple interpretation of SDCEA’s rate information, requirements and policies as a pitch for you to “buy” from them.

We want you to know what you are buying before you buy and we’re happy to answer your questions.

Call us at 719-395-2412 with your questions about solar. Or, click here to email your questions.

As with any construction project, prior to making a purchase, we also suggest you get several bids suited for the electric use in your home or office (not necessarily the size of your home or office), as well as what meets your objectives in purchasing solar panels.

All solar installations must be inspected and approved prior to interconnection with SDCEA’s electrical system.

These are the pertinent policies (below) and information you will need when working with SDCEA to install renewable energy systems on our power lines.

Please read all pertinent policies regarding net meter service prior to filling out the online application below.

Consumers must provide the disconnect switch and production meter socket per SDCEA’s Net Meter Policy, C-20 (in the net metering packet link below).

Net Metering Information

Key Contact for Additional Information:

  • Net Metering Department for technical assistance at: (719) 395-4640
  • Toll-Free Phone Number (844) 395-2412
  • Technical Questions or questions about the application, email:

Online Application

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