Roaring Fork Valley - Energy Smart Colorado Renewable Energy Rebate Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Aspen, Colorado

Name Roaring Fork Valley - 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 PV: 0.50 watt

Solar Water Heat: 1,500 per panel

Funding Source Renewable Energy Mitigation Program

Installation Requirements PV and solar water heating systems must be installed by CoSEIA or NABCEP certified installers

Maximum Incentive PV: 3,000

Solar Water Heat: 6,000

Program Administrator Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)
Date added to DSIRE 2002-09-25
Last DSIRE Review 2014-10-08

References DSIRE[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 the Roaring Fork Valley

The Energy Smart program serves the Roaring Fork Valley through the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), a nonprofit organization promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in western Colorado. The Roaring Fork Valley Energy Smart program is funded through the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP), which has raised over 12 million dollars since its inception in 2000. (Energy Smart Colorado serves Garfield County through the Clean Energy Economy for the Region.)

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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)

Address 111 AABC Suite M

Place Aspen, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81611
Phone (970) 925-9775



  • 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"