Direct Lending Revolving Loan Program

October 01, 2015


The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) provides financing to "eligible and extraordinary projects and companies that promote energy efficiency or renewable energy." The program is intended to fill gaps in financing opportunities and provide capital to companies and projects not capable of securing financing from the private sector.

Financing obtained through this program can be used for a wide array of projects. The Loan Committee uses a range of criteria to evaluate loan applicants and projects, including:

  • financial strength of an applicant,
  • job creation potential,
  • reduction in consumer costs,
  • energy security,
  • environmental stewardship,
  • addressing financing gaps, and
  • leveraging potential.

Borrowers interested in receiving financing through this program must first submit an application to either the CEO or the Colorado Housing Finance Authority. Potential applicants, however, are encouraged to contact the CEO before submitting an application for an initial assessment of their project.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Colorado Housing Finance Authority
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
  • Wind (Small)
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies


Name: Tim Dolan
Organization: Colorado Housing Finance Authority
Address: 1981 Blake Street
Denver CO 80202
Phone: (303) 297-7318
Name: CEO Finance and Operations Director
Organization: Governor's Energy Office
Phone: (130) 386-6210

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.