Gunnison County - Energy Smart Colorado Renewable Energy Rebate Program

October 10, 2014


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 Gunnison County

The Energy Smart program serves Gunnison County through the Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE), a non-profit organization founded in 2003. ORE brings resource efficiency to the area through partnerships, programs, and outreach. The Energy Resource Center, staffed with an energy expert and stocked with a library, energy kiosk, and demonstration materials, is available to anyone in its service area.

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 rebates for energy efficiency measures, 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:
Administrator: Office for Resource Efficiency
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Contact program representative for more information
Maximum Incentive: Contact program representative for more information
Installation Requirements: For grid-tied Solar PV projects, NABCEP certification required


Name: Service outside Listed Counties
Organization: Energy Smart Colorado
Address: PO Box 4842
Frisco CO 80443
Phone: (833) 207-2437

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.