Eagle County - Energy Smart Colorado Renewable Energy Rebate Program (Duplicate)

January 11, 2022


Energy Smart Colorado is the first rural multi-jurisdictional consortium in the U.S. to implement a comprehensive residential energy efficiency 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 Colorado program. The program helps homeowners identify, finance, and complete energy improvements in their homes.

Each participating county operates an Energy Resource Center (ERC), providing homeowners and contractors with a local, reliable one-stop-shop for information and service. Each ERC is staffed with a Building Performance Institute certified Home Energy Advisor who provides expert advice, coaching, and assistance with enrollments, home energy assessments, and improvement projects.

Energy Smart in Eagle County

The Energy Smart program serves Eagle County through the Walking Mountains Science Center. The Energy Smart program in Eagle County is funded in part by Eagle County Eco-Build funds which are fees for energy building code mitigation collected in unincorporated Eagle County. Since its inception, over $1.2 million in community grants, solar rebates, and energy efficiency rebates have been distributed into the community.

Home Energy Assessment

Interested homeowners can schedule a reduced-cost home energy assessment with a qualified Energy Smart Analyst who will come to the home and perform a comprehensive home safety and energy assessment. There are a variety of free improvements the Energy Smart Analyst may install at the time of the assessment including a programmable thermostat, efficient lighting, hot and cold water pipe insulation, a hot water tank insulation blanket, and door weather-stripping.


In addition to the Home Energy Assessment, the homeowner may also be eligible to receive an Energy Smart rebate. Energy Smart provides direct rebates for energy improvement projects and also maintains up-to-date information on other financial incentives from utilities, state and local governments, and federal tax credits. For information on energy efficiency rebates, click here.


For information on the Loan Program, click here


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.energysmartcolorado.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-Rebates-by-community-and-utility-7.21.pdf
Administrator: Walking Mountains Science Center
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Residential
PV: 50% up to $500
Solar Thermal: 50% of project costs
50% of project costs
Maximum Incentive: Residential
PV: $500
Solar Thermal: $500
Equipment Requirements: Grid-Tied PV: NABCEP certification


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $500.00, The incentive is 50.00 %
Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $500.00, The incentive is 50.00 %
Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $1000.00, The incentive is 50.00 %


Name: Eagle County
Address: Walking Mountains Ln
Avon CO 81620
Phone: (970) 328-8777
Email: Eagle@EnergySmartColorado.com

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.