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

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Eagle County - Energy Smart Colorado Renewable Energy Rebate Program
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Residential

PV: 500
Solar Thermal: 50% of project costs
50% of project costs
50% of project costs

Equipment Requirements Grid-Tied PV: NABCEP certification

Maximum Incentive Residential

PV: 500
Solar Thermal: 500

Program Administrator Walking Mountains Science Center
Website http://www.energysmartcolorado.com/
Date added to DSIRE 2014-10-08
Last DSIRE Review 2014-10-08

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


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Eagle County
Department Walking Mountains Science Center

Address Walking Mountains Ln

Place Avon, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81620
Phone (970) 328-8777

Email Eagle@EnergySmartColorado.com


  • 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"