Xcel Energy has launched an initiative called Solar*Rewards Community in Colorado, which will enable residential and business customers to buy access to solar power without the need to install PV panels on their homes and businesses. The program will also make it possible for customers who have no choice – those without access to the required amount of direct sunlight necessary to power solar panels, as well as those leasing properties, renting, or living in apartment buildings – to invest in solar power and see returns on that investment.