City of Boulder - Solar Grant Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Boulder, Colorado

Name City of Boulder - Solar Grant Program
Incentive Type Local Grant Program
Applicable Sector Nonprofit, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Program Administrator Boulder County ClimateSmart
Date added to DSIRE 2008-05-28
Last DSIRE Review 2014-09-30

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: There are two grant cycles each year. Submissions (mailed or emailed) must be received by 5 p.m. on April 30 or October 31.

The Solar Grant Program provides grants for PV and solar water heating installations on housing enrolled in the city's affordable housing program, 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% 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 are rebated under the Solar Sales and Use Tax Rebate program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Juliet Bonnell
Department City of Boulder
Division Local Environmental Action Division
Address PO Box 791

Place Boulder, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80306
Phone (303) 441-1931


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"