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

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Gunnison County - Energy Smart Colorado Renewable Energy Rebate Program
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Contact program representative for more information

Installation Requirements For grid-tied Solar PV projects, NABCEP certification required

Maximum Incentive Contact program representative for more information

Program Administrator Office for Resource Efficiency

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 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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Smart at ORE
Department Office for Resource Efficiency
Address 202 E. Georgia
Address 2 Suite C
Place Gunnison, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81230
Phone (970) 641-7682


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


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