The Division of Energy works to advance the use and adoption of clean renewable energy technologies across the state, which helps preserve our natural resources, creates jobs and stimulates local economies.
Common Renewable Energy Topics
The hyperlinks below represent the Division of Energy's most frequent information requests and accessed pages on renewable energy.
- Missouri Renewable Resources Directory (3/17)
- Net Metering and Interconnection
- Net Metering and the Easy Connection Act, Fact Sheet--PUB2238 (09/13)
- Rule on SOS site (Rule on page 10-11)
- Missouri CAIR Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Set-Aside Program
- The Green Power Network (U.S. DOE)
- Can I Buy Green Power In My State? (U.S. DOE - Missouri listing)
- Green Power Partnership (EPA)
- Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)
- Green Government: Renewable Energy and Green Buildings (Nat'l Assn. of Counties)
Missouri Renewable Energy Standard
Missouri voters approved the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) law by passage of Proposition C on November 4, 2008. The RES requires Missouri’s regulated electric utilities to meet defined percentages of total retail electrical sales by renewable resources starting in 2011. Compliance can be by means of self-generated or purchased electricity generated from renewable energy sources or by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs).
The Division of Energy (DE) has statutory authority to certify no undue adverse impacts of renewable electric generation facilities on air, water or land use, including impacts associated with the gathering of generation feedstocks (393.1030.4, RSMo). The following tables list all renewable energy generation facilities DE has certified as of April 16, 2017.
- Certified Non-Solar Renewable Energy Generation Facilities (3/17)
- Certified Solar Renewable Energy Generation Facilities (3/17)
Biomass includes a multitude of resources; from agricultural and forestry residues to organic componentsof municipal and industrial wastes. Missouri is host to a considerablevarietyof biomass resources and uses.
For basic information on biomass energy technologies and resources please see the U.S. Department of Energy's Biomass Technologies Basics website.
Solar energy can be broken down into two categories; solar electric and solar thermal. Solar electric consists of photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) that produces electricity. Solar thermal technologies capture the sun's thermal energy for water or space heating. For passive solar building design please see Publication 1293
For basic information on solar energy energy technologies and resources please see the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Basics website.
- Missouri Solar Energy Resources
- A Homebuilders Guide to Going Solar (U.S. DOE brochure)(needs link)
- Missouri Million Solar Roofs
- Missouri Schools Going Solar
Wind Energy is typically harnessed through the use of wind turbines and wind mills to produce electricity, charge batteries, pump water, or historically to mill grains. The most common use in Missouri is to produce electricity.
For basic information on Wind Energy technologies and resources please see the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Basics website.
- Missouri Wind Energy - Maps and Resources
- Wind Energy Internet Resources
- Small Wind Energy Systems, Fact Sheet (09/13)
- Missouri Wind Energy Public Forums (2008 forums)(needs link)
- Missouri Wind Energy Workgroup (2004-2005)(needs link)
- Missouri Resources article: Not Your Grandpa's Windmill (Winter 2008)