Denver Solar Equity Rebate Pilot Program

The Denver Solar Equity Rebate Pilot Program helps address the significant accessibility barriers for low-to-moderate income households. Those who meet income eligibility requirements can qualify for a $3,000 solar and $2,000 battery storage rebate. This rebate program includes a Solar Equity Hardship Fund to support unforeseen circumstances that could increase the cost of your solar project, like roof repairs.

Denver residents interested in additional cost savings can be connected to non-profit programs that can support income-qualified energy efficiency with the Denver Office of Nonprofit Engagement (D-ONE).

Eligibility Requirements

To receive the Accessible Rooftop Solar Rebate, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of the Denver Solar Co-op (free to participate, no obligation to go solar);
  • Be a resident of Denver; and
  • Provide documentation to affirm enrollment in one of the following:
    • Participating in a Denver Office of Nonprofit Engagement program
      • Mile High Youth Corps
      • Energy Resource Colorado
      • Groundwork Denver
      • Energy Outreach Colorado
    • State of Colorado Low-Income-Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
    • Energy Outreach Colorado’s Colorado Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE)
    • Colorado’s Weather Assistance Program (WAP)
    • Xcel Energy’s income-qualified DSM programs
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF)
  • Or, can demonstrate household income is below 80% of area median income (PDF of 2020 AMI levels)

To apply, simply indicate if you think you qualify when signing up for the co-op. The City and County of Denver will then verify your eligibility. If you signed up early and did not have the option to indicate your qualification, please contact the Solar United Neighbors team at [email protected]

Energy Efficiency Support Services

The Denver Office of Nonprofit Engagement is available to support income-qualified residents in taking advantage of other energy equity programs like free energy efficiency assessments and upgrades, bill payment assistance, and education.

  • Energy Outreach Colorado provides free energy efficiency upgrades, bill payment assistance, heating system repair/replacement, and more.
  • The Energy Resource Center offers free energy efficiency evaluations and upgrades, such as insulation, HVAC, hot water heaters, lighting, refrigerators, air sealing, and more.
  • Groundwork Denver provides energy efficiency services, weatherization upgrades, and resident education.
  • Mile High Youth Corps offers free energy assessments and upgrades for LED lighting, programmable thermostats, ultra high efficiency toilets, and more.

Click here to download the Solar Equity Rebate Pilot Program informational one-pager.