one-time upfront subscription fee
to support the growth and community benefits of Jack's Solar Garden
Our panels are estimated to produce 744 to 817 kWh/year with an average of ~775 kWh/year, based on an NREL analysis of our designs and weather data from 1998-2017.
Subscriptions are for 5, 10, or 20 years. Subscription sizes can vary from 4 panels up to 120% of your energy needs.
Cost Per 380-W Panel
Subscribers will receive bill credits on their monthly Xcel Energy electricity bills for the duration of their subscription based on the number of panels selected.
Detailed information on bill credit calculations can be found in the Colorado Electric Tariff Book (specifically on Sheet 114F: Solar Rewards Community Service). Below is the Rate Schedule for Fixed SRCS Credits for 2019 that are generated per kWh. These values are expected to increase for the 2020 Rate Schedule, usually published before January 1st.
No further fees will be due to Jack's Solar Garden for the duration of the subscription. Further details are described in the Jack's Solar Garden Subscriber Agreement.
Bill credit production depends on your individual electricity rate schedule from Xcel Energy.
Below are examples of per panel annual bill credit production by rate schedule.
2019 Bill Credit per kWh
Bill Credit per panel per year
(estimated per NREL analysis)
Bill Credit per panel for 20 years (assuming 3% annual increase)
Bill Credit per panel for 10 years (assuming 3% annual increase)
Bill Credit per panel for 5 years (assuming 3% annual increase)
R - Residential
C - Commercial
SG - Secondary General
SGL - Secondary General Low-Load
social & environmental benefits
Social / Environmental Benefit from Your Subscription
Estimated Societal Multiplier
Supporting Agricultural Research
For every $1, Society receives $32 of Benefit
Pollinator Habitat Establishment and Upkeep
For every panel purchased, we estimate $100 of Societal Benefit over 20 years
Values to be updated when Source is available
Donation of 2% of Electricity Bill Credits to Low-Income Households
For every panel purchased, $28 will support these bill credits for 20 years
Educational Tours for School Kids
Upon completion of our solar array, kids will learn food and power can be produced in the same spot.
This is priceless
The Consent to Disclose Xcel Energy Utility Customer Data is the first step in determining whether you are eligible to be a Jack’s Solar Garden subscriber. By providing your consent in this document and requesting a data collection period for at least the previous year, Jack’s Solar Garden will see your historic energy consumption and let you know the maximum size subscription for which you are eligible.
The SRC Subscriber Agency Agreement is a standard form required by Xcel Energy to acknowledge that you are a subscriber to Jack’s Solar Garden and are scheduled to receive electricity bill credits based on your subscription to Jack’s Solar Garden. This form will be filled out by both you and Jack’s Solar Garden at the same time the Community Solar Garden Agreement is signed between the same parties.