City of Colton residents may apply to install a residential solar system using the PowerClerk online portal. All information will be loaded directly through the website.
Customers may install systems up to 100% of their actual consumption for the past 12 months in the home. The City of Colton does not allow for any oversizing, there will be no exceptions. If a customer does not have a full 12 months consumption history, the maximum they will be approved to install is 2 watts per square foot. In lieu of 2 watts per square foot, The City of Colton will accept the California Energy Commission approved building simulation compliance programs like CBECC, and Energy Pro for system sizing per Title 24 requirements. These reports will be required to be provided with the PowerClerk application.
If you need your electric consumption data, please complete the online form/Solar Data Usage. The completed information will be submitted to the customer within 3 business days.
Please be advised, the City of Colton Electric Utility requires all solar installations to have a Production Meter and two AC Disconnects. If you elect to provide your own Production Meter, one disconnect will be acceptable.
Any solar installations that require a panel upgrade please follow the Service Panel Upgrade Requirements (colton.ca.us). You will also be required to submit the following Load Questionnaire (colton.ca.us).
If you wish to meet with the Solar Energy Advisor prior to installing solar, please email us for an appointment. Appointments are required.
As of March 2021, The City of Colton will now be collecting a $225.00 solar review charge. This charge must be paid prior to receiving a permit for installation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get my 12-month consumption data?