Net Metering

NET METERING
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

City of Boulder- Green Points Building Program

The Boulder Green Points Building Program is a mandatory residential green building program that requires a builder or homeowner to include a minimum amount of sustainable building components bas…
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Residential, Multifamily Residential
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building… More

 

Holy Cross Energy- Renewable Energy Rebate Program

Holy Cross Energy’s WE CARE (With Efficiency, Conservation And Renewable Energy) Program offers an incentive for customers who install renewable energy generation for net metering at their premises…
Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More
Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

City of Aspen and Pitkin County- Renewable Energy Mitigation Program

The City of Aspen and Pitkin County have adopted both the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)—with some amendments—and an Efficient Building Code.
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval

 

City of Boulder- Solar Access Ordinance

Solar Access
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Local Government, Residential
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Roaring Fork Valley- Energy Smart Colorado Renewable Energy Rebate Program

Residents of Roaring Fork Valley and Eagle, Gunnison, Lake, and Summit Counties are eligible for energy efficiency and renewable energy assistance, rebates, and financing through the Energy Smart…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Xcel Energy- Solar*Rewards Program

Note: As of July 31, 2015, the Small Program had been fully subscribed through the end of 2015.
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Interconnection Standards

The PUC standards generally apply to investor-owned utilities (IOUs) with 40,000 or more customers and all electric cooperatives. Municipal utilities with 5,000 customers or more are required to …
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Nonprofit, Municipal Utilities… More
Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Colorado Springs Utilities- Renewable Energy Rebate Program

Through its Renewable Energy Rebate Program, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) offers a rebate to customers who install grid-connected solar-electric (photovoltaic, or PV) systems and solar water …
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Black Hills Energy- Solar Power Program

Note: As of December 15, 2015, the previous 5 kW cap for small systems (10 kW or less) has been removed. The change effects only reservations made on or after that date. Reservations in place now…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Building Energy Code

Colorado is a home rule state, so no statewide energy code exists, although state government buildings do have specific requirements. Voluntary adoption of energy codes is encouraged and efforts…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building… More

 

Renewable Energy Property Tax Assessment

Solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy facilities with a capacity of 2 megawatts (MW) AC or less are assessed locally for property taxes. Additionally, low impact hydro, geothermal, and biomass…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Local Option- Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Colorado enacted S.B. 07-145 in April 2007, authorizing counties and municipalities to offer property or sales tax rebates or credits to residential and commercial property owners who install…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Local Option- Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Eligible renewable energy property is defined as “any fixture, product, system, device or interacting group of devices that produce electricity from renewable resources, including, but not limited…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

La Plata Electric Association- Renewable Generation Rebate Program

Payments are made every 6 months for the first 10 years of operation.
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Federal Government
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Solar Construction Permitting Standards

Owners of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water heating systems in Colorado are required to obtain a building permit before their systems may be installed. Permits are handled at the l…
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

Colorado exempts from the state’s sales and use tax all sales, storage, and use of components used in the production of alternating current electricity from a renewable energy source for fiscal…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Local Option- Improvement Districts for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Improvements

In May 2013 Colorado enacted legislation to enable commercial PACE programs using funds from private lenders (S.B. 212).
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

City of Boulder- Solar Sales and Use Tax Rebate

Out of the sales and use taxes paid to the City of Boulder for solar projects, approximately 55% of revenues go to restricted funds. Within one year of the city’s final inspection, solar project …
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating

 

United Power- Renewable Energy Rebate Program

United Power is providing rebates to their customers for the purchase of photovoltaic (PV), wind, and solar water heating systems. These incentives are separate from the rebates provided by the…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (Small)

 

San Miguel Power Association- Renewable Energy Rebate Program

See website above for more information.
Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Residential, Federal Government
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

City of Boulder- EnergySmart Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

EnergySmart services are available to all businesses within Boulder County.
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Federal Government, Multifamily Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Dishwasher, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces… More

 

Xcel Energy- Solar*Rewards Community Program

Legislation approved in 2010 allowed for the development of “community solar gardens” in Colorado. Under the rules of traditional net metering, a utility customer may offset their electricity con…
Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Installers/Contractors… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Boulder County- Elevations Energy Loans

Elevations Credit Union has partnered with Boulder County and the City/County of Denver to offer this full-suite of services. Both EnergySmart and the Denver Energy Challenge help residents and b…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher… More

 

City and County of Denver- Elevations Energy Loans

Elevations Credit Union has partnered with Boulder County and the City/County of Denver to offer this full-suite of services. Both EnergySmart and the Denver Energy Challenge help residents and b…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Clothes Washers… More

 

City and County of Denver- Solar Panel Permitting

Denver provides same-day permit review for most solar panel projects. Electrical, Plumbing, and Zoning Permits* are required for photovoltaic (PV) systems installed in the city of Denver, although…
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Residential, Installers/Contractors… More
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Eagle County- Energy Smart Colorado Renewable Energy Rebate Program

Residents of Roaring Fork Valley and Eagle, Gunnison, Lake, and Summit Counties are eligible for energy efficiency and renewable energy assistance, rebates, and financing through the Energy Smart…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

EZ Investment Tax Credit Refund for Renewable Energy Projects

Colorado’s Enterprise Zone (EZ) program provides tax incentives to encourage businesses to locate and expand in designated economically distressed areas of the state — those having a high…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

Source: U.S. Department of Energy