Colorado - Residential Renewable Energy Rebate Program

September 01, 2011


The Colorado Governor's Energy Office is providing rebates to Colorado residents who purchase and install qualifying photovoltaic (PV), solar water heating, and wind energy systems. Xcel Energy and Black Hills customers do not qualify for PV rebates due to existing incentives. Customers of other utilities may be subject to smaller incentives through this program if their utility has existing incentives. Rebates are only available for equipment purchased on or after April 19, 2010 while funds are available. Interested Colorado homeowners can apply for rebate reservations online at the website above. After receiving a reservation confirmation from the GEO, the homeowner can go ahead with the purchase.

In addition to these rebates for renewable energy equipment, the GEO also has rebates for certain energy efficiency purchases.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Colorado Governor's Energy Office
Start Date: 4/19/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: PV (located outside a local partners' territory): $1.50/W
PV (located inside a local partners' territory): $2.50/W
Solar Thermal: Up to $3,000, amount may be less if local incentives are available.
Wind (located outside a local partners' territory): $2.00/W
Wind (located inside a local partners' territory): $3.00/W
Maximum Incentive: PV: $10,000
Wind: $10,000
Installation Requirements: Work must be done by a contractor listed in the vendor database on the program website

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.