Local Option - Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Local Option - Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies (local option)

Start Date 2007-08-03
Expiration Date 2017-07-01

Maximum Incentive Varies (local option)

Program Administrator Department of Local Affairs, Local Governments

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


Colorado enacted legislation in April 2007 to authorize counties and municipalities to offer property or sales tax rebates or credits to residential and commercial property owners who install renewable energy systems on their property (see S.B. 145).

Eligible renewable energy property is defined as "any fixture, product, system, device or interacting group of devices that produce electricity from renewable resources, including, but not limited to, photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, small wind systems, biomass systems, or geothermal systems."

The incentive is administered at the local level by individual cities and counties. Individuals should contact the city and county where their property is located to find out if a tax rebate or credit will be established in their community.

Websites for many Colorado cities are available on the Colorado Municipal League web site, www.cml.org.

Websites for Colorado counties are available on the Colorado Counties, Inc. web site, www.ccionline.org.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: CRS § 31-20-101.3
Date Effective 2007-08-03
Date Enacted 4/16/2007 (subsequently amended)

Authority 2: CRS § 30-11-107.3
Date Effective 2007-08-03
Date Enacted 2007-04-16

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


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