City of Boulder - Solar Grant Program

July 20, 2022


The Solar Grant Program provides grants for PV and solar water heating installations on income-qualified homes, site-based non-profit organizations, and low- to moderate-income housing owned and/or developed by a non-profit organization. Individual grant amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis but generally will not exceed 50%, or $8,000, of the total out-of-pocket costs for the project after all rebates, tax credits, and other incentives are subtracted. There are two grant cycles each year. Submissions are due by April 30 and October 31. Additional information and grant applications can be found on the website listed above.

The Solar Grant Program is funded out of sales and use taxes paid on solar projects in the City of Boulder. A portion of those taxes is rebated under the Solar Sales and Use Tax Rebate program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: $1 per watt based on system capacity
Maximum Incentive: Limited to 50% of total project costs after other incentives are applied or, $8,000 maximum cap


Name: Sandy Briggs
Organization: City of Boulder
Address: 1101 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder CO 80302
Phone: (303) 441-1931

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.